B & W photograph

Registration number
34300
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr John W. Lindt  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Vanuatu > Malampa Province > Malekula Island > Port Sandwich
Map
Collector
Mr Douglas Rannie 
Acquisition date
September 21, 1982 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Eileen Rannie  
Raw material
photographic emulsion, paper
Dimensions
H: 150 mm W: 195 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Sepia toned photograph mounted on foolscap paper; annotation handwritten on paper in pen.

Research notes

Caption on photo: "1566. S. S. Truganini, Port Sandwich, Mallicolo. (Lindt. Melb.)"

"Inter island steamer plying between the Mission Stations and Trading Depots in the New Hebrides. Taken in Port Sandwich, Mallikula Island. By Lindt, Melbourne" [Douglas Rannie: manuscript].

Photograph likely to have been taken in the 1880s or 1890s during a trip with recruiters to the New Hebrides [ref. Cannon, M 1973, "An Australian camera 1851-1914", Thomas Nelson, Melbourne and Frost, V 1974, 'Lindt, John William (1845–1926)', Australian Dictionary of Biography].

Rannie manuscript held at the UQ Anthropology Museum.

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