Colour photograph

Registration number
31544
Item name
Colour photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin-Daly region > Port Keats
Map
Collector
G. Wallace 
Acquisition date
February 01, 1978 
Acquisition method
by Miss Jeannie Devitt 
Dimensions
H: W: 130 mm L: 89 mm D: Circum:

Description

Colour photograph of a young girl wearing a shirt and skirt digging to expose the roots of a medicine bush.

Research notes

"Young girl digs to expose and then remove the roots of the medicine bush (Coelospermum reticulatum). These roots are then source of the yellow dye used in string colouration. Traditional name of medicine bush: Nanthi Palmith. Edwina Smiler in 1995. Reference: Hardwick, J., The Material Culture of Port Keats, University of Queensland Museum Records p.23" [catalogue card note].

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