National Library of Australia
||Audio [sound recording]
||Access open for research; written permission from the ABC required for personal copies and public use.
||1941 Feb. 18
1 tape reel : 7 1/2 ips ; 5 in.
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.
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)
||Bates, Daisy, 1859-1951 -- Interviews. | Social workers -- Australia -- Interviews. | Ethnologists -- Australia -- Interviews. | Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia. | Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia.
||Henderson, Kenneth Russell, Interviewer | Australian Broadcasting Commission
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