Born and educated in the Netherlands, with a love of poetry, Yvonne married and relocated to Australia when she was 19 years old. She lived in Tasmania for five years where she ran a local newspaper with her husband and supplemented their income by picking hops and working at a café. While living in Tasmania she discovered her love of gardening. Two children and five years later the family moved to Sydney, where they lived for another five years, before travelling the Outback of Australia, managing the acquisition of claims on behalf of a private mineral exploration company in Sydney. After the Outback venture the family travelled back to Europe. Then, in 1984, they joined relatives in New Zealand and decided to settle there.
Rhymes and Reasons is a collection of counterpointed prose reflections and poems by New Zealand author Yvonne Dinkelbach. Wide ranging in its subject matter and locality, Dinkelbach’s work is thought-provoking and always accessible.