photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a White man sitting at a desk inside the Melanesian Mission's printing department, he is surrounded by books, paper, tables and printing equipment; Kingston, Norfolk Island.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15.20 centimetres
Width: 20.10 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.
This image can also be seen in Oc,B110.47.
- 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: 226 (Beattie number)