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Bates, Daisy

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Anthropologist, Humanitarian, Journalist


1863 - Daisy May Bates was born 16th of October in Tipperary, Ireland.


1884-1885 - Arrived in Australia and worked as a governess in Berry, New South Wales.


1894-1899 - Worked on the Review of Reviews in London and gaining expertise in journalism.


1899-1900 - She was at the Trappist mission, Beagle Bay, north of Broome.


1904 - Appointed by the Western Australian government to research the tribes of the State.


1910 - Member of an expedition led by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown to study the social anthropology of Aboriginal people of north-west Australia.  


1912-1934 - Bates camped at several locations in South Australia and Western Australia; Eucla, 1912-1914; near Yalata, 1915-1918; and near Ooldea, 1918-1934.


1934 - Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Aboriginal welfare work.


         - Member of the British Royal Anthropological Institute and the Australasian Anthropological Institute.


1935-1940 - Wrote her autobiography 'My natives and I' in a tent at Pyap, South Australia.


1938 - Serialized in The Adelaide Advertiser and later edited and published as The Passing of the Aborigines.


1941 - Lived in Wynbring, east of Ooldea, South Australia.


1951 - Daisy Bates died 18th of April in Prospect, South Australia, Australia.





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