photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a large group of women and children, all seated on a beach, some wearing cloth wraps, some wearing western-style clothing, some wearing shell necklaces; with a small group of people standing beneath trees on the edge of the beach; Lakona Bay, Vanuatu.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15 centimetres
Width: 20.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This image can also be seen in Oc,B111-67.
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
- Right hand corner of the image missing.
- 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: 334 (Beattie catalogue number)
Miscellaneous number: 456