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Papua New Guinea, New Hebrides photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3094A

Scope and Contents

Album of photographs, two to a page, measuring approximately 150 x 100 mm, and all captioned beneath the print. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The majority of the photographs depict Indigenous peoples, the captions identify them in English or German, pencilled on loose labels. Images include Head houses, idols and artefacts, village scenes, women, children, family groups etc. in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides (Malekula) and some Aboriginal Australians.


  • Creation: 1910

Conditions Governing Access

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108 item(s) (108 images)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Pablo Butcher in June 1998 for £6000.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from Pablo Butcher's catalogue (No. 10).



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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