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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B112.8

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of a wood-constructed missionary house on stilts, with two White missionary men, one being the reverend Walter John Durrad, standing on the veranda surrounded by Ni-Vanuatu men and boys; Ni-Vanuatu women and girls stand on the ground in front of the house, some holding fans made of plant material; Vipaka, Vanuatu.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1906
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 20.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 15 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 23.5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of image
      • Inscription Content

        MISSION HOUSE & PEOPLE, OF VIPAKA - LOH - TORRES GROUP. 374 - BEATTIE - HOBART
      • Inscription Comment

        photochemically inscribed
  • Curator's comments

    The BM Pictorial Collection owns an exact photographic print of this image; See Oc,B112.91, with a different associated Beattie catalogue number "423". Thus, this Merlin record associates the place and ethnic names within Vanuatu, whilst the other record is associated with places within the Solomon Islands.Additional/other numbers: Following acquisition in 1987 this image was listed with a Museum of Mankind Number, the Beattie Catalogue number (1907), and a Museum of Mankind Copy Negative Number. PicDoc 93 lists all these numbers together.

    Production: photographed by Beattie on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross from Norfolk Island to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 1906.

    Bibliography: Beattie's 'Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific' can be viewed at: www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie_catalogue1907.html (refer to the Beattie Photographic Series Number).Related images: Related images: Oc,A59.1, Oc,B112.8 and Oc,B112.91.

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  • Bibliography

    • Beattie 1909 cat.no. 374 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990

  • Acquisition notes

    From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,B112.8

  • Additional IDs

    • 374 (Beattie number)
Photograph (black and white); view of a western-style missionary house on stilts, with two White missionary men standing on the veranda surrounded by men and boys; women and girls standing outside, in front of the house, holding fans; Vipaka, Vanuatu.
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white); view of a western-style missionary house on stilts, with two White missionary men standing on the veranda surrounded by men and boys; women and girls standing outside, in front of the house, holding fans; Vipaka, Vanuatu. Gelatin silver print

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