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Eleanor Hogan Eleanor Hogan i(A36165 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Eleanor Hogan gained her PhD in English from the University of Melbourne. She has worked in policy research with Indigenous and human rights organisations.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 winner Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

for her project on the friendship between Ernestine Hill 
and Daisy Bates

2016 shortlisted Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for her work ‘Into the Loneliness: The Literary Alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates’.
2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $36,092.00

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Into the Loneliness : The Unholy Alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 20875154 2021 single work biography

'Daisy Bates and Ernestine Hill were bestselling writers who told of life in the vast Australian interior. Daisy Bates, dressed in Victorian garb, malnourished and half-blind, camped with Aboriginal people in Western Australia and on the Nullarbor for decades, surrounded by her books, notes and artefacts. A self-taught ethnologist, desperate to be accepted by established male anthropologists, she sought to document the language and customs of the people who visited her camps. In 1935, Ernestine Hill, journalist and author of The Great Australian Loneliness, coaxed Bates to Adelaide to collaborate on a newspaper series. Their collaboration resulted in the 1938 international bestseller, The Passing of the Aborigines. This book informed popular opinion about Aboriginal people for decades, though Bates's failure to acknowledge Hill as her co-author strained their friendship.

'Traversing great distances in a campervan, Eleanor Hogan reflects on the lives and work of these indefatigable women. From a contemporary perspective, their work seems quaint and sentimental, their outlook and preoccupations dated, paternalistic and even racist. Yet Bates and Hill took a genuine interest in Aboriginal people and their cultures long before they were considered worthy of the Australian mainstream's attention. With sensitivity and insight, Hogan wonders what their legacies as fearless female outliers might be.' (Publication summary)

2017 winner Australian Centre Literary Awards Peter Blazey Fellowship
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
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