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29-March-2018
29-March-2018

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The monument commemorates Daisy Bates (1863-1951), welfare worker and anthropologist, who lived near the site in a tent between 1936 and 1940. 

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.

Location

Address:Milich Road, Milich`s Landing & Daisy Bates Picnic Ground, Pyap, 5333
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.445472
Long: 140.501861
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
Approx. Event Start Date:1936
Approx. Event End Date:1940
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th August, 1964
Front Inscription

        DAISY BATES C.B.E.
"KABBARLI" [ GRANDMOTHER]
   Born Tipperary Ireland 1860
Lived Hereabouts In A Tent 1936 - 1940
Master Of 188 Aboriginal Dialects
Laboured Nearly 40 Years At
OOLDEA SOAK, S.A. & OTHER W. A. PARTS
         Erected By
DISTRICT COUNCIL OF LOXTON
        9th August 1964

Source: MA,ADB
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