photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
Postcard printed with a photograph (black and white); a large group of people inside a Melanesian Mission dining hall, seated in small groups around dining tables, eating a meal, all are wearing western-style clothing; with Bishop Wilson, Bishop Archdeacon Cullwick, Mr Stapleton-Cotton and Reverend Cecil Howard seated at the dining table in the centre of the room; Kingston, Norfolk Island.
- Production date
Height: 8.60 centimetres
Width: 13.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1896 on a visit to the Melanesian Mission base of St Barnabas at Kingston on Norfolk Island. It was listed in his Pacific Islands catalalogue with his 1906 photos from a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The catalogue is 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.
St Barnabas was the name of the headquarters of the Melanesian Mission at Kingston, Norfolk Island.
See also Oc,B110.34, 35, 36, 38 and 39; and Oc,G.T.2191 for the same image.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 221 (Beattie catalogue number)
Miscellaneous number: 23 (Postcard number)