B & W photograph

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Registration number
31377
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Eastern region > Carnarvon Range
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: 170 mm W: 240 mm L: 95 mm D: Circum:

Description

Black and white photograph of a panel of stencil art with hands and a boomerang, mounted on white card.

Research notes

A copy was displayed 1997-99 in Anthropology Museum's 50th Anniversary exhibit - 'Tangible and Everlasting'. One of a series of 4 photos [31377 to 31380] of the 'Black's Palace' complex, central Queensland.

'These caves are known as the 'Black's Palace' - 80 miles SE of Blackall on W. Langton's property, behind Petora and Thurungi. They are on an open cliff in a ravine in the mountains. The face is honeycombed with these caves, also used as burial caves. Those used as burial caves run in about 15 to 20 feet - all bones have been removed from the known caves. A stockman on the Langton property has recently found untouched caves. These photographs are probably recorded by National Geographic Society and in the Mitchell Library [Catalogue card note].

Other views of the Black's Palace complex in 31385 to 31392. This art panel is also depicted in 31385 and 31391.

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