Dorothy Leam Doherty (1900 – 1963), also known as ‘Bylly’ or ‘Billee’, presumably followed the same educational path as her other siblings, being educated aboard, possibly in England, Belgium and/or Germany. To date, not much is known about Bylly’s life before she returned to Perth in 1930. However, it is possible that this is a picture of her, taken in 1925 in London.
Mackay, T. F. (Thomas Faulkner) & HRRC 1925, Studio portrait of Miss Doherty, Kalgoorlie
Four years after her return, Bylly went on a four-month expedition to the Outback with her brother George Roy Doherty. She noted that she was, ‘the first white woman ever to visit this country’.
Bylly was described as ‘a real breath of fresh air’, slightly ‘plump’ with an English accent. After her father’s death in 1935 Bylly became an assistant for the company until she left the firm to marry Frank Downey in 1947. Bylly died on 25 December 1963, aged 63.
 ‘Prospecting in the Outback: Unusual Adventures of a Perth Girl in the Never-Never’, West Australian (Perth, WA), Tuesday 16 October 1943, p.3.
 Millett, 2017.
 Durack, (1985, p.426); Millett, 2017.