B & W photograph

Registration number
Item name
B & W photograph 
Indigenous name
Mr Charles Kerry  
Associated cultural group
Australia > Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Tyrrell's Museum 
H: 35 mm W: 35 mm L: D: Circum:


A B&W photograph (mid shot) of a man seated and facing forward; he wears a headdress, necklace with multiple strands, a band crossing over chest and under arms and plaited armbands with feathers on both upper arms; studio inscription at lower edge: 133 [other inscription illegible].

Research notes

A studio photo of "Dugum" one of the 27 men and women of Archibald Meston's "Wild Australia" troupe, which traveled to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne 1892-1893. From Kerry Studio contact sheet; Kerry Studio no. 1384; photo taken December 1892. See photo 32101.

The same photograph held at the State Library of NSW shows the Kerry & Co Photo copyright stamp at the lower left corner and inscription on lower edge: Prince of wales Island Warrior. (1384). Kerry. Photo. Sydney.

A copy of this photograph was included in the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition and publication "Wild Australia: Meston's Wild Australia Show, 1892-1893" curated by Michael Aird and Mandana Mapar, curatorial research Paul Memmott, 20 February - 10 July, 2015.

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