Dame Mary Gilmore was such an icon in her native Australia that her picture was chosen to grace its $10 notes. An ardent socialist campaigner, she was also a well-loved poet, becoming famous and feted towards the end of her life.
Anne Whitehead has chosen to write about the remarkable adventure Mary undertook whilst still in her youth - to go and find a utopian community in Paraguay.
She joins Jenni to tell how she retraced Mary's steps in order to find out whether the struggle to survive there influenced Mary's politics. Bluestocking in Patagonia: Mary Gilmore's Quest for Love and Utopia at the World's End by Anne Whitehead, published by Profile Books; ISBN: 1-86197-504-X