Marianne van Velzen

Marianne van Velzen was born in the Netherlands in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in the mid-1950s. She has worked as a journalist and an editor, in radio and TV. Marianne is also the author of Call of the Outback (2016).



The incredible life story of the original nomadic writer... Call of the Outback provides a vivid portrait of Ernestine, from the early brilliance she showed as a child in Brisbane to her later life.
Queensland Times

Marianne Van Velzen has captured Hill's extraordinary life
Sunday Territorian

With drama, amazing scenery and a clandestine love affair with a man from one of Australia's most prominent families, the story of Ernestine Hill is just waiting to make it to the big screen... a fascinating, entertaining yarn
The Weekly Times