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Lantern Slide - White Teacher & Indigenous Students, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 69463

Summary:
Colour glass lantern slide of a sketch depicting a white female teacher with indigenous boys in a classroom. The pupils are possibly intended to be Australian Aboriginal children. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s.

One of a set of over 420 lantern slides, used by lecturer Walter S. Binks, a popular psychology and vocational guidance lecturer based in Melbourne, Victoria. Binks gave lectures throughout Australia in the 1930s and 1940s. Binks advertised his lectures as associated with the Australasian Opportunity League or Universal Opportunity League. The psychologist depicted in the cartoon is probably intended to be Walter Binks.

Purchased by the donor at an opportunity shop. The collection was stored in three wooden trays (two compartments in each tray), and 95 slides stored separately. Many of the slides were produced in Melbourne from images and cuttings presumably supplied by Binks.
Description:
Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.
Description Of Content:
Sketch of a group of people standing in what appears to be a classroom. A woman wearing a long blue dress and holding a pile of books stands before a group of children and teenagers with dark skin and black curly hair. [the shorter height of the students suggests that they are younger].
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Orsini, 1990
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: school children, indigenous peoples, psychology, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Universal Opportunity League Collection, Walter Samuel Binks, Vocational Consultant and Self-Help Lecturer (1892-1983), Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Students
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text, edge of slide: GUNN'S SLIDE, 9 Collins Place, Melb., Cent, 2736.
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: Gunn's Slides, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

Alex Gunn & Sons were at 9 Collins Place, Melbourne 1926-1938.
User: Walter Binks, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s

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