Marianne van Velzen

Marianne van Velzen was born in the Netherlands in 1953 but emigrated to Australia with her parents as an infant. Returning to the Netherlands in later life, she became a journalist working in both Australia and the Netherlands. She has written a number of books.



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