Manuscripts held in: The State Archives of WA, Colonial Secretary's Office (Personal File); Mortlock Library, SA, (Letters 1937-49, PRG 878); LaTrobe Library, Melbourne (Correspondence and papers 1918-46); National Library (Papers MS 365); Mitchell Library (Correspondence 1910-42). The opera "The Young Kabbarli" was written by Lady Mae Casey to music by Margaret Sutherland, and the Sydney Dance Company staged Barry Moreland's dance-drama, "Daisy Bates", in 1982. According to the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature she married Edwin Henry Murrant at Charters Towers, Queensland, but left him almost immediately, marrying Bates presumably bigamously. It has been suggested that this "first husband", Murrant, may have been "Breaker" Morant (see Carnegie and Shields, In Search of Breaker Morant, 1979). Elizabeth Salter's biography (Daisy Bates, the Great White Queen of the Never-Never,1971) does not mention Murrant.
Apparently there is some controversy over her date of birth. Salter cites the date given on her marriage certificate as 1863. Ernestine Hill (Kabbarli: A Personal Memoir of Daisy Bates, 1973) says 1859.