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Daisy Bates interviewed by Russell Henderson [sound recording]
Bib ID 2965063
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission from the ABC required for personal copies and public use. 
Description 1941 Feb. 18 
1 tape reel : 7 1/2 ips ; 5 in. 
Summary

Henderson describes Mrs Bates' appearance. Mrs Daisy Bates, social worker amongst Australian Aborigines and ethnologist, on behalf of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney talks about beginning her work with Aborigines; allegations regarding Little Trappist mission; her camp near Darling Range; Forrest's reserve for Aborigines; tracing last members of groups; interviewing last person from Bridgetown group; beginnings of her Nullarbor camp; writing her story for an Adelaide newspaper; transcription of Aboriginal spelling & typing of the manuscript; helping an old & sick Aboriginal woman & her burial; sexual nature of some Aboriginal customs; working with the women rather than the men; her breakfast food; returning to Nullarbor at 81; Aborigines' estimation of her.

Notes

Sound quality poor in some sections.

Recorded in Sydney on 18 February 1941.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Sydney, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript available (typescript, 12 leaves) 
Subjects Bates, Daisy, - 1859-1951 - Interviews.  |  Social workers - Australia - Interviews.  |  Ethnologists - Australia - Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians - South Australia.
Other authors/contributors Henderson, Kenneth Russell, Interviewer  |  Australian Broadcasting Commission

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