photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white); two rows of male dancers performing the lakalaka dance, beside the palace, wearing black shirts and black trousers, with a piece of white cloth wrapped around their waist, and a leather belt to hold it into position; Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 6.70 centimetres
Width: 9.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- It is believed that the images in Oc,B126 have all been collected by an as yet unidentified individual who photographed some of the images/view him or herself. The collection depicts scenes in Fiji and Tonga during the mid 20th Century (around the 1950's), where he or she was either visiting or working. Images photographed in Tonga, in 1951, depict the preparations and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Treaty between Great Britain and Tonga.
Inscriptions on some of the images note that the individual was an artist or had a passion for drawing. Furthermore, several of the images have unidentified initials inscribed on the back.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Golden jubilee of the Treaty of Friendship between Tonga and Great Britain 1951
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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