B & W photograph

Registration number
32497
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Kilcoy
Map
Collector
Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Dimensions
H: W: 145 mm L: 385 mm D: Circum:

Description

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: To collect tribe together for any gathering - initiation or a fight. Dungidau Moiety of the Jinibara tribe.

Research notes

"To collect tribe together for any gathering - initiation or a fight. Dungidau moiety of the Jinibara tribe (written on painting). No. 3 is the Dungidau messenger who went to summons the tribe together for an official gathering such as an initiation or a fight (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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