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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
Long: 140.499909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1936
Approx. Event End Date:1940
Source: MA,ADB
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