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Papers of Daisy Bates, 1833-1990 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1377317
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1833-1990] 
10.47 m. (53 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes. 
Summary

The bulk of MS 365 is the manuscript of Daisy Bates' work "The native tribes of Western Australia", written during her period of service with the Western Australian Government from 1904 to 1912. It comprises 99 "folios" split between Sections I to XIII. Each page has been item-numbered within the "folios". Many of the drafts have been annotated by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, a British social anthropologist (53 boxes, 2 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Daisy May Bates, whose birthdate has only recently been verified by research in Ireland (it was previously believed to be 1863) was a social worker and anthropologist who lived with the Aborigines for more than thirty years and wrote about their language and customs.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 365.

Maps from this collection have been transferred to the Map Section, National Library of Australia.

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm G 28316-28373.

Selected items are also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.ms-ms365

The native tribes of Western Australia /­ Daisy Bates ; edited by Isobel White. Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1985.

Related Material Daisy Bates at Cocklebiddy, South Australia, 1932; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC P2075.  Daisy Bates interviewed by Russell Henderson; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 160. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, A979.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms365 
Subjects Bates, Daisy, - 1859-1951 - Archives.  |  Social workers - Australia - Archives.  |  Women social workers - Australia - Archives.  |  Anthropologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Women anthropologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Languages.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia.  |  Ethnology - Australia.  |  Australia - Languages.
Time Coverage 1833-1990 
Occupation Anthropologists.  |  Social workers.
Other authors/contributors Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (Alfred Reginald), 1881-1955
Terms of Use Copying of Daisy Bates' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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