B & W photograph

Registration number
Item name
B & W photograph 
Indigenous name
Mrs M. Christison  
Associated cultural group
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Lake Eyre drainage region > Lammermoor
Mrs M. M. Bennett 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1980 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs M. M. Bennett 
H: 140 mm W: 105 mm L: D: Circum:


Research notes

The annotated ink caption on photograph reads: "Kyra, section Koorookilla of the Dalleburra tribe son of Barney"

"Kyra: son of Barney (see 32574), Section Koorookilla, Dalleburra Tribe" [catalogue card note].

Born c. 1863. Photograph taken in 1898.
Mounted on board 110 x 150 mm.

Part of a collection of photographs taken by Mrs Christison in the years 1874, 1896 and 1898 while living on Lammermoor station with her husband Robert Christison. Their daughter Mary Montgomery Bennett published some of these photographs in her book 'Christison of Lammermoor' (1927). She donated the photographs along with other documents to the University of Queensland in 1929 where they were held by the Fryer Library until 1980.

Dalleburra was recorded by Christison and Bennett as the name of the Aboriginal people living in the Lammermoor region; Yirandali is recorded by AIATSIS as the preferred name. Locality originally recorded as Lammemoor Tableland.

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