# 10337

Photographer unknown.

Group of men, Waria River, southeast New Guinea, circa 1920

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Gelatin silver print photograph, 80 x 115 mm, verso with contemporary pencilled inscription in German 'N.G. 8 Leute von Waria'; fine.

The source of the Waria River, which flows through Oro and Morobe provinces, was discovered in 1910 by the Australian anthropologist Ernest Chinnery. This group portrait of 24 men – most likely Zia speakers from the lower Waria area – includes four members of the native Papuan constabulary.