photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
Postcard printed with a photograph (black and white); a group of women walking along a beach, wearing plant fibre skirts and carrying baskets on their heads; a small group of people, some wearing western-style clothing, some wearing plant fibre skirts are further down the beach; a thatched roof building is in the distance; Maravovo, Solomon Islands.
- Production date
Height: 8.30 centimetres
Width: 13.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This image is also found in Oc,B117.48
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: 355x (Beattie catalogue number)
Miscellaneous number: 43
Miscellaneous number: 75876