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Ernestine Hill (21 January 1899 - 21 August 1972) was an Australian journalist, travel writer and novelist. Born Mary Ernestine Hemmings in Rockhampton, Queensland, she attended All Hallows' School in Brisbane, and then Stott & Hoare's. Born Mary Ernestine Hemmings in Rockhampton, Queensland, she attended All Hallows' School in Brisbane, and then Stott & Hoare's Business College, Brisbane.
Ernestine Hill visited Australia's Northern Territory in the 1940s and her text from those years is still of significant value today. Whether the old characters she met in those days are gone or not (they are not all gone - it's still possible to find some of them out in the mulga), the stories she tells about them and this extraordinary land are still worth reading, perhaps more than ever.
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Timeless because it is history, timelessly popular because it is so full of life, colour and adventure. This is the story of the first 100 years of white exploration, pioneering and settlement in Australian tropic north.
a vivid and arresting page of Australian history. New York Herald Tribune "A travel book that is a pleasure to recommend.
Ernestine Hill (1899-1972) was born in Rockhampton, Queensland. Throughout her life she travelled widely (and lightly), taking with her only the bare necessities, her typewriter and her notes and manuscripts. Her non-fiction included The Territory - the story of the Northern Territory - and The Great Australian Loneliness.
Ernestine assumed the surname Hill. She is best known for The Territory
Ernestine assumed the surname Hill. During the 1930s she travelled extensively around Australia, writing as she went, primarily for Associated Newspapers. Hill then worked for the ABC from 1940 from 1944, on the . Weekly and as a commissioner. After resigning from the ABC, she resumed her travels, but published little from her work during this period. She is best known for The Territory. However, her only novel, My Love Must Wait, a fictionalised biography of sailor and navigator Matthew Flinders, sold well overseas as well as in Australia.
Published 1951 by Angus and Robertson in . Written in English. Northern Territory, Australia. Internet Archive Wishlist, Description and travel, History.