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Type: Image collection
Title: Series 9: Miscellaneous
Author: Bates, Daisy
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2012
Abstract: 9/64 Daisy Bates and her 90 folders of records Verso: My 90 folios comprising forty years study of every branch of aboriginal culture – social systems, vocabularies etc. etc. The volumes cover practically all Western Australia from Broome to Eucla etc. etc. Maps illustrate areas of remote groups and their areas etc. 9/65 Daisy Bates in bush raiment 9/66 Daisy Bates with the skull of a young Murray River man – two teeth have been extracted. 9/67 Unidentified people in front of a shelter at Robe, SA Verso: a very old photograph evidently sent to DM Bates 9/68 Two unidentified men from Central Australia (postcard) titled Central Australia Black Boys. And in pencil: These are not my natives DMB 9/70 Two unidentified men (Postcard titled: West Australian Blacks) Verso: “Eastern states natives” in Bates’ hand 9/70 An Irish cabin, Dardanup, WA 1901 (the builder and thatcher Mr Cleary, is by the door) 9/71 Group of unidentified men with spears and boomerangs Verso: Mission station area 9/73 Nebinyan, whose people saw Flinders Verso: (Pencil note by Bates: This is not correct as when I wrote down Nebinyan’s information I did not know Flinders had been here....I thought it was Cook and his ship (Manitchmat white cockatoo stock, clearer type) Flinders careened his ship near Two People Bay and while bartering went on, he made kindly contact with the natives. They brought water and wood to the ship to Flinders and his men. Everyone was kind and gentle towards the natives, who believed they were the spirits of their own dead. Before the ship left, Flinders showed his sense of their good behaviour by parading his marines in full dress before the natives. The natives thought it was a corroboree from the country of their dead and the men, taking their clubs, stood at each end of the marines, imitating every movement. They believed they were being shown a heavenly dance and every native studied every movement and motion. As soon as the ship had gone, in friendship and good feeling, the men rehearsed the dance and ochred their bodies (red coats) and whitened the cross bands and imitated every movement. Nebinyan was about 86 when he died (1909-10) (Nebinyan was not born in Flinders’ time) and he remembered the markings and the bayonet movements and showed these to me – a unique occasion. Endnote by DMB in pencil: My pencilled copy of Nebinyan’s story which never varied in its details was unfortunately rubbed off this photo before being copied and the above printed by my young typist. I had however shown my original pencilling to Mr Archivist Pitt (Public Library) after I had regained Flinders’ own notes from Mr Pitt. 9/73a Portrait of Nebinyan (3 copies and a negative) 9/74 Unidentified man, woman and child 9/75 Unidentified man, woman and child 9/76 Unidentified man 9/77 Three unidentified men at an anvil 9/78 unidentified man standing by the window 9/79 Man holding boomerang and shield Verso: Bates notes that the shield does not belong to these people but comes from WA 9/80 Madge Blake aged 2 ½ (later Madge Broadhurst) 9/81 Doris Cameron, August 1927 verso: father and mother of this child both full blood Aborigines 9/82 Photograph of man (originally in envelope labelled James Chimi) 9/83 Kit and Nick Boutcher with their father and mother, all brave evacuees going HOME,1945 9/84 Camel Buggy journey across Nullarbor Plain 1914 and my goodbye to my natives at Ooldea Siding (see 9/60) where I came to Adelaide to write my book, The passing of the Aborigines. 9/84a Two negatives of 9/84 9/85 Bates and another passenger in a camel buggy with driver standing, front. 9/85a Enlarged copy of series 9/85 9/86 Bates leaving Yalata Homestead for Wirrulia Camp 1916 9 Various negatives from XIV 9/C1 Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings – pages from unknown book about the Nullarbor Plains, with Daisy Bates’ annotations in pencil passim. (people’s and plant and animal names in local language) 9/C2 ‘Early view of the Vasse’ from The West Australian 15 June 1935, “from an engraving made during the stay of the French ships Geographe and Naturaliste in 1801” 9/C3 Torn card depicting Eebari [refer also to series 9/57] 9/C4 Cutting from Adelaide Observer, 11 September, 1920, 2 of Daisy Bates’ photos titled ‘Wild blacks from the Ranges’. Wild Aborigines who performed the ‘spirit’ dance for the Prince of Wales at Cook Siding, East-West Railway. They represent districts as far north as Mount St Henry, the Everard, Musgrave and Mann Ranges/ These performers are members of the great Kangaroo totem and come from the district traversed by Mr Larry Wells and party in 1903. 9/C5 Ngaijjung throwing a boomerang (cutting from unknown source) 9/C6 On the wallaby- Winjan (m) a Tonderup and Yeerinyan (f) a Nagarnuk out walking, a cutting from unknown source. Note by Daisy Bates: The women have always had to walk behind their men. 9/C7 Measuring an aborigine – Dr Fenner taking measurements of an old aborigine at Ooldea, while Professor Harvey Johnston records for him. Daisy Bates’ note: Poor Moondoor? – absolutely blind now. 9/C8 Two cuttings from unknown sources, one a picture of four generations of full-blooded blacks and a short article about black trackers, the second part of an article on a tracking challenge between Billy Oliffe (white) and Billy Pondi (black) 9/C9 View of Ooldea Soak, near East-West Railway from BGS Journal, 1919-20 9/C10 newspaper cutting – “a new and charming study of the two Royal Princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, who will accompany their parents on a tour of South Africa next year”. 9/C11 The ‘King of Albany’ – the last member of the Albany area group, still alive in 1906, called Tommy or Wandinyilmernong 9/C12 Note from Bates written in 1946 9/C13 Information sent from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts April 1845 by Rev. George King, and a photo of a sketch by Mrs King in 1842 – a group of Western Australia Aborigines. 9/C14 The death of ‘Prince’ Dower at Perth in November 1895 – son of Dower, King of Pinjarrah (notes by Bates all around and on picture: no prince, king or chief in any group or tribe...Dower accompanied Forrest in his explorations...Front L-R Dower’s dead son, Bilyyup (Woolber) killed him Baaburgurt Tondarup (last Womerup or Busselton native), Ngilgi Tondarup (last Augusta native), Balbuk Ballaruk (last Perth district woman) Back L-R Timbal Didarak, Ngalyart Ballaruk (last Marabu?-Pinjara woman), Jimmy-Eedel Tondarup, Joolbur. 9/C15 Wynbring Station – “some of the Ooldea blacks” and various other photos of Karba birdi or “Coober Pedy” – karba meaning white man, birdi is animal burrow.
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