B & W photograph

Registration number
Item name
B & W photograph 
Indigenous name
Associated cultural group
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Kilcoy
Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
H: W: 145 mm L: 385 mm D: Circum:


Black and white photograph of a man holding a narrow shield in his left hand standing in a bush setting. The photograph is mounted on a board approximately 155 x 390mm. Hand coloured and captioned: DUNGIDAU. MESSENGER (GIBBERGNA) TO CALL TRIBE TOGETHER )FOR OUTWARD JOURNEY).

Research notes

"Dungidau Messenger (Gibbergna) to call tribe together (for outward journey). Dungidau messenger who went out to call the tribe together for a peaceful purpose (occ)" [catalogue card note].

Part of a series of photographs, numbered 32482 to 32509, of the same Aboriginal man (supplied by UQ Photography Dept), some of which were hand coloured by UQ artist to indicate body decoration, presumably based on information / pastel drawings by Dr Winterbotham's Waka Waka informant, Willie MacKenzie (Gaiarbau). A notation on the back of 32483 [7571] indicates that the man featured is Willie Barney. A number were originally mounted in sets of three (former registration numbers 7566 to 7572].

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