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 PAINTING FOR COROBORI

Research notes

"Dungidau painting for corobori (written on it). Ready for a Dungiadu corobori, and shows the same fish bone pattern, but the previous one noted according to Gaiarbau, on 7568 (32493) was the one used on more formal occasions. For ordinary corobris the patterns were not nearly so carefully marked as on formation occasions (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 (former registration numbers 7566 to 7572].

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