Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 21228

    Photographer unknown.

    A Yoruba village watchman in tree. Jebba district, Northern Nigeria, circa 1910.

    Silver gelatin print photograph on card stock, 80 x 130 mm, tipped onto a page (165 x 125 mm) removed from a disbound traveller’s album, photographer’s inscription beneath image in ink: ‘Native Watchman. Shewing how he protects himself from wild animals during the night’; lengthier pencil inscription in the same hand to verso of print …

  • # 20088

    DUFTY, Francis Herbert (1846-1910)

    Photographic portrait of a Tokelau woman from the Line Islands, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of ‘F.H. Dufty, Photographer, Levuka, Fiji’, and contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Tokalau [sic] Woman, Line Islands’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Francis Herbert Dufty was an English-born photographer who arrived in Fiji in May 1871, having …

  • # 20562

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal women and children on a riverbank, New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20567

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Studio portrait of an Aboriginal man with ritual scarification, possibly northern New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20781

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    A Kanak warrior posing with a bird-headed war club, New Caledonia, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 65 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘”Kafaya”, son of a New Caledonian chief’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print in very good condition, with a couple of tiny marks on the left edge; the mount is clean and free from foxing. This photograph of …

  • # 20856

    WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)

    Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.

    Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native …

  • # 20755

    Photographer unknown.

    Men posing with rambaramp (effigy figure), probably Malekula Island, New Hebrides, 1930s.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 140 x 88 mm; verso printed ‘Carte Postale’, not postally used; in fine condition. A scarce photographic image of a New Hebrides rambaramp figure in situ. ‘Rambaramp are memorial effigy figures created for men of the highest rank who participated in a hierarchical, grade-based society in south and central …

  • # 20637

    MOORE, R.P. (Robert Percy) (1881-1948)

    Panoramic photograph of a large Māori group at Whakarewarewa model village, Rotorua, New Zealand.

    [New Zealand : R.P. Moore, c.1925]. Hand coloured gelatin silver print photograph, 200 x 980 mm (approximate), in original glazed wooden frame, 210 x 1000 mm; the photographer’s title in negative (which in Moore’s panoramas generally appears at bottom centre) is either hidden by the frame or else was trimmed when the photograph was mounted; …

  • # 20351

    HUGHAN, Allan (1834-1883)

    Two photographs of Kanak people, New Caledonia, circa 1875

    I. Albumen print photograph, 155 x 210 mm, inscribed in the negative at bottom right ‘Hughan’, laid down on its original album page of thick card, the lower margin with contemporary caption in ink: ‘Indigènes de l’ile des Pins, Nlle. Calédonie’; the albumen print has slight loss of contrast, but is otherwise in very good condition. …

  • # 20095

    DUFTY, Francis Herbert (1846-1910) and DUFTY, Alfred

    Photographic portrait of a Solomon Islander, taken in Levuka, Fiji, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘Photo. by Dufty Bros., Victorian Studio, Levuka, Fiji’, and contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Solomon Islander’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A dramatic studio portrait of a Solomon Islands warrior posing with a wicker fighting shield and parrying …

  • # 20094

    DUFTY, Francis Herbert (1846-1910) (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Fijian kai colo (mountaineers), circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil: ‘Fiji Mountaineers’; no photographer’s imprint; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A superb studio portrait, attributable to Francis Herbert Dufty, of two kai colo from the mountainous interior of Viti Levu, wearing ulumate (wigs of human or …

  • # 20861

    BOOMERANG ENTERTAINMENT

    Promotional photograph of Aboriginal musician Fred Little, younger brother of renowned Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Jimmy Little.

    Granville, NSW : Boomerang Entertainment Centre, [c.1960]. Black-and-white photograph on glossy paper, 165 x 215 mm, verso with wet stamp of the Boomerang Entertainment Centre, and identifying caption in pen ‘Fred Little’; light creasing and corner wear.    

  • # 20907

    ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

    Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal man holding his hat. Adelaide, 1864-65.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprinted ‘Photographed by Anson & Francis, Adelaide Photographic Institution, 97 Rundle Street’; the albumen print with a dark tonal range and a few light marks; the mount with mild foxing. A fine full-length portrait of an unidentified Aboriginal man posing shirtless, …

  • # 19290

    BUTCHER, Benjamin Thomas (1877-1973)

    Papuan Gulf carved wooden figure, circa 1920.

    [London? : London Missionary Society?, n.d]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original manuscript caption to paper border ‘Curios Papua Butcher’; in very good condition. This important photograph of a Papuan Gulf painted wooden figure with grass fibre tassels was taken by Benjamin Thomas Butcher (1877-1973), who worked as a medical missionary …

  • # 20090

    BRAGGE, James (1833-1908)

    Photographic portrait of a young Māori woman, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘James Bragge, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Wellington, New Zealand’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  

  • # 20089

    BRAGGE, James (1833-1908)

    Photographic portrait of Māori leader and missionary Renata Tama-ki-Hikurangi Kawepo, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘James Bragge, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Wellington, New Zealand’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. Born in Taumata-o-he Pa, Hawke’s Bay, Renata Tama-ki-Hikurangi Kawepo (? – 1888) was a leader of Ngāti Te Upokoiri and Ngāti Kahungunu, …