Her mother’s sentinel

An unmissable filial portrait
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March 2022, no. 440
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Inseparable Elements: Dame Mary Durack, a daughter’s perspective by Patsy Millett

Fremantle Press, $34.99 pb, 464 pp

Her mother’s sentinel

An unmissable filial portrait
by
March 2022, no. 440
Patsy Millett, daughter of Dame Mary Durack (Fremantle Press)
Patsy Millett, daughter of Dame Mary Durack (Fremantle Press)

Another book about a mother by a daughter, I thought when I saw this one, summoning to mind Biff Ward’s In My Mother’s Hands (2014), Kate Grenville’s One Life (2015), and Nadia Wheatley’s Her Mother’s Daughter (2018). But while each of those books presents an impressive woman cramped – sometimes tragically so – by her postwar circumstances, in this case we have a subject who was nothing short of a national treasure.

Susan Sheridan reviews 'Inseparable Elements: Dame Mary Durack, a daughter’s perspective' by Patsy Millett

Inseparable Elements: Dame Mary Durack, a daughter’s perspective

by Patsy Millett

Fremantle Press, $34.99 pb, 464 pp

Buy this book

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