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Plaque commemorates the site of the camp of Daisy Bates, welfare worker and anthropologist.
Daisy Bates lived in a tent in the district and devoted her life to the aboriginal cause. A self-taught anthropologist, Daisy Bates conducted fieldwork amongst several Indigenous nations in western and southern Australia.
She supported herself largely by writing articles for urban newspapers on such topics as `native cannibalism` and the `doomed` fate of Indigenous peoples. Bates also published her work on Indigenous kinship systems, marriage laws, language and religion in books and articles.
She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Aboriginal welfare work in 1934. Bates wrote her autobiography `My Natives and I` in a tent at Pyap, outside Loxton South Australia between 1935-1940. Daisy Bates died in 1951.
|Address:||Kingston Loxton Road, Daisy Bates Reserve (Milich`s Landing), Pyap, 5333|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.445348|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1936|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1940|