Betty Jew, the eldest child of Bill and Eva Bates, was brought up in the Anglican Church. In 1938, the family moved to Newcastle from North Queensland where Betty became a commercial artist for a women’s apparel store. Betty’s parents returned to North Queensland in 1944, to manage an outstation of the Yarrabah Aboriginal Mission. Betty joined them for a year and taught the local children.
The South Australian Museum Archives contains photographs and a Catalogue of an Exhibition of Aboriginal Studies by Betty Bates.
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