• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000356

Alvis Brooks interviewed by Marian Hinchcliffe [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 1883
  • Date Range 1980 - 1980
  • Description

    Brooks discusses an incident on 24 Jan. 1945 was summoned by Inspector Burke to Port Augusta where she as a South Australian policewoman was assigned to escort Daisy Bates located 300 miles away in an isolated region in South Australia. It was feared that she was sick and in need of hospitalisation. Brooks conducted her from her campsite to Tarkooba and then by train to Port Augusta giving a detailed account of her somewhat eccentric behaviour towards her and others. She then encountered her once more circa 1947 when she was called to remove a difficult woman from the Governor’s home.

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  • See also
    • Bates, Daisy May (1859 - 1951)