Bates devoted more than 35 years of her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in a tent in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain. She researched and wrote millions of words on the subject. She also worked tirelessly for Aboriginal welfare, setting up camps to ...Read MoreBates devoted more than 35 years of her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in a tent in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain. She researched and wrote millions of words on the subject. She also worked tirelessly for Aboriginal welfare, setting up camps to feed, clothe and nurse the transient population, drawing on her own income and inheritance to meet the needs of the aged. In spite of her fascination with their way of life, Bates was convinced that the Australian Aborigines were a dying race and that her mission was to record as much as she could about them before they disappeared. Her personal life was unconventional. She was said to have worn pistols even in her old age and to have been quite prepared to use them to threaten police when she caught them mistreating 'her' Aborigines. She was also famed for her strict lifelong adherence to Edwardian fashion, including boots, gloves and a veil.Read Less
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222 pages. Softcover. Fair condition. BIOGRAPHY. The story of a remarkable young woman, Daisy Bates, who went to live among the Aborigines of Australia to study their ways and ease the pain of their losing battle for survival. For thirty-five years, this extraordinary Irishwoman lived alone in the desert wilderness, caring for the primitive people around her and earning from them the name "Kabbarli" (Grandmother). Includes photographs and an Index. (Key Words: Australia, Aborigines, Totemism, Biography, Irish, Cannibals, Anthropology, Alan Moorehead, Daisy Bates).
Acceptable. 1967 Hardcover [2d ed.]. illus., fold. map, ports. xviii, 258 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Hardcover. 8vo, 254 pp. Green cloth with black titling to spine, index. Boards lightly chafed, rubbed at edges, spine slightly cocked, gift inscriptions on front endpaper, page edges lightly browned and thumbed. Still, overall a sound and unmarked VG copy without dust jacket.
Fair in fair dust jacket. Ex-library. ex-library with library markings, front plate of Daisy Bates loose from binding, front hinge starting. Ex-library with library markings, front plate loose, front hinge starting, xviii, 258 p. illus., fold. map, ports. 23 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits.
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