Born: Established: 16 Oct 1859 Tipperary (County) ; Died: 18 Apr 1951 Adelaide
KK updated death date to 18/4 from 8/4 after email from Jim Andrighetti from SL NSW. next maint note confirms this - must be typo Email from Prue McDonald (SSL) indicates the complextity of sorting out her life story:
Hi Anne, I checked 'SA deaths registrations 1916-1972' on CD-ROM and this gives her date of death as 18/4/1951 and her age at death as 91. Given that she was supposedly born in the month of October and died in the month of April that would mean 1859, is that how you read it also? Here is a website that gives her birth year as 1859: http://www.200australianwomen.com/names/059.html
I have come across accounts of her birth date every year from 1859-1864 (London 'Times' had her birth year as 1861, National Library as 1863. 'Queensland pioneers index 1829-1889' has a marriage to Edwin Henry Murrant 13/3/1884 but doesn't give an age for her. NSW BDM historical index gives two marriages in 1885, one to Ernest C. Baglehole and the other to John Bates, but no age for the bride on the online index: http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch?form=IndexingSearch&Sessio nID=149380&event=marriages&sname=&gname=&fname=o%27dwyer&mname=daisy+may &frange=1859&trange=1956&place=&x=56&y=11 Julia Blackburn in her book 'Daisy Bates in the desert' challenges Ernestine Hill's and Elizabeth Salter's version of Daisy's early life (as told by Daisy) and says that she was the child of a poor Catholic family, was orphaned and was sent to an orphanage near Dublin and attended a charity school where she trained as a governess. However no documented proof of this was provided in the book. On p. 30 she says that the ages given on the marriage certificate (to Murrant) was 21 for both, although he was 19 and she older, and that she arrived into Queensland on the 'Almora' in 1883 (name on the passenger list for that year) and not 1884 - p.29. No documented proof provided. Julia Blackburn is a Random House author in the UK if you would like to contact her.. http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=2449 I have searched birth indexes for UK, FamilySearch and Ancestry.com and can't find anything else to prove when she was born.
Best of luck with this, Prue