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Photograph - Indigenous Children, Furneaux Group of Islands, 1893 Image Reg. No: MM 91755

Summary:
This image of five indigenous children standing on a small bridge was taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria scientific expedition to the Furneaux Group of islands, Bass Strait, in November1893. There are water buckets in the nearby stream, so the children are possibly collecting water. It is one of sixty-nine black and white and sepia toned photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose].The album also includes a map of the Kent Group of islands in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition.
Description:
Sepia toned photograph mounted on off-white board in bound album with red cloth cover.
Description Of Content:
Five aboriginal children standing on a small footbridge on one of the islands of the Furneaux Group, Bass Strait. The smallest of the children is holding a woven hat.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 102 mm (Height), 146 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: aboriginal people, islands, natural environment, natural history
Themes this item is part of: Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Three, Cape Barren Island, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria Expedition to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part One, circa 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Two, Babel Islands, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Visit to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Four) - Chappell Island, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Five) - Conclusion, 1890, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), A.J. Campbell Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Indigenous Cultures
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Caption below the photograph handwritten in black ink on backing board: " Half-caste Children".
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 6 in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Green Island, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1893
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893

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