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'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 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...' (Source: GoodReads website)

Notes

  • Ghost-written by Ernestine Hill (see Hill's biography, and verified by Bates).
  • Please be aware that this work may contain images, artwork, perspectives and stories from people who are now deceased. It also contains words, terms or descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and are considered inappropriate today, but which reflect the period in which it was written.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Extent: xviii, 258p.p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed. (1947)
      Description: illus., ports., and map.
      Reprinted: 1944 , 1947
      Note/s:
      • Includes appendix,
      • Includes index.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1966 .
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      Extent: 258p.
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    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Americas,
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      Praeger , 1967 .
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    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      John Murray , 1944 .
      Extent: 254p.
      Edition info: First Australian Edition, 1944
      Description: illus., ports and map.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by the Hon. Sir George Murray K.C.M.G.
      • Includes apprendix and index.

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The Transnational Fantasy : The Case of James Cowan Peter Matthews , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 67-73)
'Recent criticism has seen the rise of an approach to literature that views texts as products of 'transnationalism,' a move that arises from a growing sense that, in a global age, authors should not be bounded by the traditional limits of national culture. In her book Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (2006), for instance, Rebecca Walkowitz looks at how this trend has evolved in world Anglophone literature, extending from canonical writers like Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf to such contemporary authors as Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W.G. Sebald. In the field of Australian literature, the question of transnationalism is often linked to issues of postcolonialism, as reflected in recent critical works like Graham Huggan's Australian Literature: Postcolonialism, Racism, Transnationalism (2007) and Nathanael O'Reilly's edited collection Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (2010), both of which examine how Australian literature and culture have metamorphosed in the new global context. While there is little doubt that world literature has been affected in important ways by this broadening of literary stage, there seems to be a widespread conflation between two similar but different terms: the transnational and transcultural. For while it is true that the culture of many countries arises from a cosmopolitan and diverse assortment of influences, this loosening of cultural boundaries between nations is far from being simultaneous with the decline of the state.' (Author's introduction)
Singular Influence : Mapping the Ascent of Daisy M. Bates in Popular Understanding and Indigenous Policy Lisa Waller , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Communication , vol. 37 no. 2 2010; (p. 1-14)
'Daisy M. Bates's influence on Indigenous affairs has often been attributed to her once romantic legend as 'the saviour of the Aborigines', obscuring the impact of the powerful news media position that she commanded for decades. The ideas advanced by the news media through its reports both by and about Bates exerted a strong influence on public understanding and official policies that were devastating for Indigenous Australians and have had lasting impacts. This paper draws on Bourdieu's tradition of field-based research to propose that Bates's 'singular influence' was formed through the accumulation of 'symbolic capital' within and across the fields of journalism, government, Indigenous societies, and anthropology, and that it operated to reinforce and legitimate the media's representations of Indigenous people and issues as well as government policies' (Author's abstract).
Daisy Bates : A Life of Dedication Russell Wenholz , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 April 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
A Woman Time-Traveller : Time in Daisy Bates' The Passing of the Aborigines Arnaud Moussart , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: In-Between Two Worlds : Narratives by Female Explorers and Travellers 1850-1945 2009;
Queen of the Never-Never Back in Vogue Joel Gibson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 9)
Joel Gibson writes about the work and life of Daisy Bates including the rejection by the academy of her amateur anthropological work and the subsequent revival of status when her writing became useful for Indigenous land claims.
Aboriginal Children's Literature : More Than Just Pretty Pictures Anita Heiss , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 102-117) The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 7)

'This essay explores how some recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored titles have used local languages and personal histories - including complex stories which deal with the Stolen Generations - to engage and educate young Australian readers, while providing much needed inspiration to nurture Indigenous audiences.' (Source: Heiss, Anita, Aboriginal Literature for Children: More Than Just Pretty Pictures, 2015)

'A Glorious Thing is to Live in a Tent in the Infinite' : Daisy Bates Jim Anderson , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Uncommon Ground : White Women and Aboriginal History 2005; (p. 217-231)
'Bye and Bye When All the Natives Have Gone' : Daisy Bates and Billingee Cynthia Coyne , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Uncommon Ground : White Women and Aboriginal History 2005; (p. 199-216)
Aussie Words : The Mystery of Mia-Mia 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , April vol. 7 no. 2 2001; (p. 7-8)
Popular Perceptions of an Unpopular People, 1929-1945 Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 1989; (p. 39-62)
This chapter examines works written between 1929 and 1945 by non-Aboriginal authors representing Aboriginality. Works analysed in detail are Coonardoo (1929) by Katharine Susannah Prichard, Capricornia (1938) by Xavier Herbert, Lasseter's Last Ride: An Epic of Central Australia (1931) by Ion Idriess, The Passing of the Aborigines (1938) by Daisy Bates and Native Legends (1929) by David Unaipon. Shoemaker argues the following points: Firstly, that there is a tendency for academics to overemphasise the importance of works by Prichard and Herbert as indicators of a supposedly new and enlightened view. Secondly, that by highlighting such works as beacons of enlightenment, academic criticism has cast a shadow over the extremely popular works of historical fiction by Idriess. And thirdly, that a number of other popular works of literature written and published between 1929 and 1945, for example, Daisy Bates's The Passing of the Aborigines, still exerted some influence on Australian readers as late as the 1960s. Finally, Shoemaker's analysis concludes with David Unaipon, who published during this period, was almost totally ignored until the 1970s, and even now still deserves far more study than he has received.
Sunlit Plains Extended Esme Johnston , 1955 single work prose travel
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 April 1955; (p. 16-19)
Kabbarli : The Woman Who Gave Her Wealth and Life to the Aborigines Firmin McKinnon , 1939 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 11 January 1939; (p. 3)
This column tells how Daisy Bates's biography came to be published.
Untitled 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 17 June 1939; (p. 20)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Untitled J.B.C. , 1939 single work review
— Appears in: Australian National Review , April vol. 5 no. 28 1939; (p. 81-83)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Daisy Bates Among the Blacks 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 January vol. 60 no. 3075 1939; (p. 2)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Friend of a Dying Race Arthur Mee , 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , November no. 38 1938; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Untitled 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 17 June 1939; (p. 20)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Daisy Bates : A Life of Dedication Russell Wenholz , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 April 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Friend of a Dying Race Arthur Mee , 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , November no. 38 1938; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Untitled J.B.C. , 1939 single work review
— Appears in: Australian National Review , April vol. 5 no. 28 1939; (p. 81-83)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
Daisy Bates Among the Blacks 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 January vol. 60 no. 3075 1939; (p. 2)

— Review of The Passing of the Aborigines : A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia Daisy Bates 1938 single work autobiography
'A Glorious Thing is to Live in a Tent in the Infinite' : Daisy Bates Jim Anderson , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Uncommon Ground : White Women and Aboriginal History 2005; (p. 217-231)
'Bye and Bye When All the Natives Have Gone' : Daisy Bates and Billingee Cynthia Coyne , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Uncommon Ground : White Women and Aboriginal History 2005; (p. 199-216)
Queen of the Never-Never Back in Vogue Joel Gibson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 9)
Joel Gibson writes about the work and life of Daisy Bates including the rejection by the academy of her amateur anthropological work and the subsequent revival of status when her writing became useful for Indigenous land claims.
Kabbarli : The Woman Who Gave Her Wealth and Life to the Aborigines Firmin McKinnon , 1939 single work column
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 11 January 1939; (p. 3)
This column tells how Daisy Bates's biography came to be published.
A Woman Time-Traveller : Time in Daisy Bates' The Passing of the Aborigines Arnaud Moussart , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: In-Between Two Worlds : Narratives by Female Explorers and Travellers 1850-1945 2009;
Sunlit Plains Extended Esme Johnston , 1955 single work prose travel
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 April 1955; (p. 16-19)
The Transnational Fantasy : The Case of James Cowan Peter Matthews , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 67-73)
'Recent criticism has seen the rise of an approach to literature that views texts as products of 'transnationalism,' a move that arises from a growing sense that, in a global age, authors should not be bounded by the traditional limits of national culture. In her book Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (2006), for instance, Rebecca Walkowitz looks at how this trend has evolved in world Anglophone literature, extending from canonical writers like Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf to such contemporary authors as Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W.G. Sebald. In the field of Australian literature, the question of transnationalism is often linked to issues of postcolonialism, as reflected in recent critical works like Graham Huggan's Australian Literature: Postcolonialism, Racism, Transnationalism (2007) and Nathanael O'Reilly's edited collection Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (2010), both of which examine how Australian literature and culture have metamorphosed in the new global context. While there is little doubt that world literature has been affected in important ways by this broadening of literary stage, there seems to be a widespread conflation between two similar but different terms: the transnational and transcultural. For while it is true that the culture of many countries arises from a cosmopolitan and diverse assortment of influences, this loosening of cultural boundaries between nations is far from being simultaneous with the decline of the state.' (Author's introduction)
Singular Influence : Mapping the Ascent of Daisy M. Bates in Popular Understanding and Indigenous Policy Lisa Waller , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Communication , vol. 37 no. 2 2010; (p. 1-14)
'Daisy M. Bates's influence on Indigenous affairs has often been attributed to her once romantic legend as 'the saviour of the Aborigines', obscuring the impact of the powerful news media position that she commanded for decades. The ideas advanced by the news media through its reports both by and about Bates exerted a strong influence on public understanding and official policies that were devastating for Indigenous Australians and have had lasting impacts. This paper draws on Bourdieu's tradition of field-based research to propose that Bates's 'singular influence' was formed through the accumulation of 'symbolic capital' within and across the fields of journalism, government, Indigenous societies, and anthropology, and that it operated to reinforce and legitimate the media's representations of Indigenous people and issues as well as government policies' (Author's abstract).
Popular Perceptions of an Unpopular People, 1929-1945 Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 1989; (p. 39-62)
This chapter examines works written between 1929 and 1945 by non-Aboriginal authors representing Aboriginality. Works analysed in detail are Coonardoo (1929) by Katharine Susannah Prichard, Capricornia (1938) by Xavier Herbert, Lasseter's Last Ride: An Epic of Central Australia (1931) by Ion Idriess, The Passing of the Aborigines (1938) by Daisy Bates and Native Legends (1929) by David Unaipon. Shoemaker argues the following points: Firstly, that there is a tendency for academics to overemphasise the importance of works by Prichard and Herbert as indicators of a supposedly new and enlightened view. Secondly, that by highlighting such works as beacons of enlightenment, academic criticism has cast a shadow over the extremely popular works of historical fiction by Idriess. And thirdly, that a number of other popular works of literature written and published between 1929 and 1945, for example, Daisy Bates's The Passing of the Aborigines, still exerted some influence on Australian readers as late as the 1960s. Finally, Shoemaker's analysis concludes with David Unaipon, who published during this period, was almost totally ignored until the 1970s, and even now still deserves far more study than he has received.
Aussie Words : The Mystery of Mia-Mia 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , April vol. 7 no. 2 2001; (p. 7-8)
Aboriginal Children's Literature : More Than Just Pretty Pictures Anita Heiss , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 102-117) The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 7)

'This essay explores how some recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored titles have used local languages and personal histories - including complex stories which deal with the Stolen Generations - to engage and educate young Australian readers, while providing much needed inspiration to nurture Indigenous audiences.' (Source: Heiss, Anita, Aboriginal Literature for Children: More Than Just Pretty Pictures, 2015)

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