photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a group of men, wearing western-style clothing, seated on wooden benches in two rows either side of a wooden trough, the men are sieving arrowroot pulp over the trough, two buckets and a wheelbarrow containing the arrowroot pulp are next to the men, one of the men is standing at the end of the trough holding a pan; Bishop Wilson's western-style house is behind the men and another western-style building is in the background; Norfolk Island.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 14.60 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.
- 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
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