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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,B110.105

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); view of a shoreline with trees, overlooking an expanse of water, two ships are on the water and an outrigger canoe is moored next to the shore; Steep Cliff Bay, Vanuatu.
    Gelatin silver print

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1906
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.1 centimetres
    • Width: 20.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Content

        NEW HEBRIDES - STEEP CLIFF BAY, FROM MISSION STATION. 264. BEATTIE - HOBART.
      • Inscription Comment

        photochemically inscribed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        264 4
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    This image can also be found in Oc,B110.106This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1906 on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
    Beattie published a catalogue of Pacific Islands photographs and wrote a journal which provides additional information about many of them. These and other relevant papers are published by Project Canterbury at www.anglicanhistory.org/oceania/beattie.
    When acquired by the British Museum, these photographs and the copy negatives made from them were catalogued in PicDoc93.

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  • Bibliography

    • Beattie 1909 cat.no. 264 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    a white mark is on the left hand side of the image

  • Subjects

  • 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,B110.105

  • Additional IDs

    • 264 (Beattie catalogue number)
    • 4
Photograph (black and white); view of a shoreline with trees, overlooking an expanse of water, two ships are on the water and an outrigger canoe is moored next to the shore; Steep Cliff Bay, Vanuatu.
Gelatin silver print

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