Ernestine Hill (21.1.1899 - 22.8.1972) was one of Australia's most popular writers. Concentrating on travel or landscape writing, her published works include The Great Australian Loneliness (1937), My Love Must Wait (1947) and The Territory (1951). As a zealous journalist, she contributed for almost 30 years to most magazines and newspapers in Australia.The Granites boom was a gold rush fueled by wishful thinking and wild speculation. It centered around a small mine discovered 30 years before.
Some of the newspaper reports shown in the Flight of Duckscould be her work.