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Bates, Daisy

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1951 AD
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.