photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); view of a beach and a large expanse of water, with a large group of people, standing on the beach, wearing western-style clothing, one woman is holding an umbrella, several people are carrying bags; two small boats are moored on the beach; Rowa, Vanuatu.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15.20 centimetres
Width: 20.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This image can also be found in Oc,B111- 103, 104 and 105.
This 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.
- 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: 1910
Miscellaneous number: 354 (Beattie catalogue number)
Miscellaneous number: 6088
Miscellaneous number: 70