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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B38.4

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); two lines of men standing out of doors, performing a Meke i Wau (club dance), all holding clubs with curved ends; Fiji.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Date

    • 1890-1893
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 17.8 centimetres
    • Height: 12.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        FIJI MUSEUM NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION OR ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        56
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    The image is number 56 on a list of images from the HMS Royalist sent by Fergus Clunie, Director of the Fiji Museum and the caption on the list reads "A Fijian club dance."The content of some of the images (eg studio portraits) in this collection suggests that they may not have been taken on the voyage of the HMS Royalist.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1985

  • Acquisition notes

    This image is a copy print of an image from a collection held by the Fiji Museum, sent in 1985 by Fergus Clunie, the then Director of the Fiji Museum. The related documentation, PicDoc 198, suggests that this collection of images were photographed during the voyage of the HMS Royalist 1890-93, but it seems as though some of the images may in fact be from other sources.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B38.4

  • Additional IDs

    • 56 (photographic series number)

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