59[“Notes of the Week”, The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 12 February 1910, page 34]

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Western Australian Aboriginals.—The credit of being the historiographer of the customs of Western Australian aboriginals is due to Mrs. Daisy Bates, whose work in the field of local ethnology is well known. What Howitt, Spencer, and Gillen have been to the vanishing races of Eastern Australia Mrs. Bates has been to the natives of this State. So much has her work attracted attention in the old world that a special expedition is being fitted out under the auspices of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (England) to win some further knowledge of the peculiar customs and institutions of our imperfectly known native races in tho North-West. This expedition will be here about June next, and it is possible that Mrs. Bates may he permitted to accompany the expedition, and so render it the assistance that her previous experience will enable her to give.

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AB notes:

Such was the local reputation of Daisy Bates:

“The credit of being the historiographer of the customs of Western Australian aboriginals is due to Mrs. Daisy Bates, whose work in the field of local ethnology is well known. What Howitt, Spencer, and Gillen have been to the vanishing races of Eastern Australia Mrs. Bates has been to the natives of this State.”