Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 32149

    BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)

    Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.

    [Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …

  • # 31254

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph (1842-1899)

    [ABORIGINES; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Australien. King Georges-Sund Wohnungen.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (78 x 74 mm each image) on orange card mount (85 x 175 mm); recto of mount with printed caption across lower margin: 342. Australien. King Georges-Sund. Wohnungen; in the left margin: Photographie von G. Riemer, Zahlmeister S.M.S. Hertha. Verlag von Gustav Lierach & Co, Berlin S W 48; and in …

  • # 29297

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 20093

    PRICE, Thomas Edward (1838-1928)

    Photographic portrait of a Māori woman with moko, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Thos. E. Price, Photographer, Masterton, New Zealand’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.

  • # 32085

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    Australian Aboriginal, N.S.W.

    [Between 1890 and 1900]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, in manuscript in the negative at bottom left ‘481. Australian Aboriginal, N.S.W. / H. King Photo.’; verso with wet stamp of ‘Tost & Rohu, Furriers, Tanners, Naturalists, Taxidermists. Sydney, Aus.’; an exceptionally strong print with excellent clarity, but foxed and with some very light …

  • # 31905

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal men assembled for a public display. Brisbane, circa 1901.

    Albumen print photograph, 140 x 200 mm, laid down on its original card mount; no photographer’s imprint; a very strong print with excellent tonal range and clarity, in fine condition. This possibly unique photograph shows a group of over twenty men dressed and painted for ceremony. Assembled in a single line that stretches across an …

  • # 25732

    J. & O. H. KERCHAVAL

    Wedding of Henry McRae and Lizzie Hamilton at Coranderrk Reserve, near Healesville, 25 August 1909.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 138 mm, titled in manuscript in negative ‘McWrae [sic] Hamilton Wedding Coranderrk / Healesville’; verso with photographer/publishers’ imprint ‘J. & O. H. Kercheval, Healesville’ and Kodak Austral box, with handwritten message by a resident of “Carinya, Healesville” containing a racist comment about the wedding party in …

  • # 31769


    Batman’s Treaty with the Blacks, 1835

    [Title from caption on banner in image]. Melbourne : Frazer & Vallance, [probably 1910]. Gelatin silver print photograph, 100 x 155 mm, laid down on its original board mount ,120 x 165 mm, with the studio imprint in black across the lower margin; verso blank; the print is in good condition with great clarity and …

  • # 31916

    SPENCER, Walter Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)

    The photographs of Baldwin Spencer

    Edited by Philip Batty, Lindy Allen and John Morton. Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xv; 223, very small marks to title page, illustrated. ‘In 1894 Spencer was appointed as biologist and photographer for the Horn Expedition, the first scientific expedition to Central Australia. In 1901, he and Frank Gillen set off from …

  • # 31394

    DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)

    Studio portrait of three Kanak men, one holding a human skull. New Caledonia, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount); verso with wet stamp of ‘W. Dufty & Cie., Photographes, Noumea, N. C.’; the print is a little pale but is in good condition, as is the mount. Walter Dufty, one of four English-born brothers who were pioneers of photography in the islands …

  • # 28378

    AYRES, Wilfred H.; [LOCK, Annie, 1876-1943]

    Group of photographs taken at Poonindie on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, including portraits of missionaries Annie Lock and her husband James Johansen. Late 1938.

    20 (twenty) Kodak prints in format 65 x 110 mm, taken by English evangelist Wilfred H. Ayres during a visit to South Australia at the end of 1938, showing missionaries Annie Lock and James Johansen with Aboriginal groups and white parishioners in and around Poonindie on the Eyre Peninsula, and including a key shot of …

  • # 31436


    Murray River Aboriginals, Corowa, N.S.W

    [Title from printed caption]. Corowa, N.S.W. : McNicoll, [c.1904]. Photogravure process postcard, recto with printed caption and short handwritten message to margin, postally used from Corowa to the U.K., postmarked December 6 1904, with the personal wet stamp of the sender, George Wiburd of Corowa; verso with pale foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

  • # 30492


    An African slave trader with Caucasian and African female slaves.

    [Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, carte de visite format, 100 x 65 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Goupil & Cie, Paris; in fine condition. This carte de visite reproduces a painting of a Barbary slave market, depicting African slave traders with female slaves – both African and Caucasian. It was photographed …

  • # 28371

    NEWTON & CO. (maker) ; [MORRIS, Guy Clayton, 1868-1918, photographer]

    Reconstructed moa and Maoris.

    [Title from ms. caption on mount]. [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This extraordinary image is one …

  • # 28660

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    Gyps land blackfellow.

    [Title from inscription on mount]. Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 239 x 193 mm, laid down on its original board mount as issued, 372 x 287 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink to bottom margin of mount, Gyps land blackfellow. This is an exceptional print with beautiful tones and great clarity; the mount has a …