photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a man standing, dancing, performing a kava ceremony, holding out a kava drinking bowl, wearing a plant fibre skirt, a piece of cloth tied around his waist, a shell necklace, and cloth arm ornaments; on the right of the image, is a group of men, sitting on the ground around a kava bowl wearing ceremonially clothing; in the background is a row of western-style houses; Fiji.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 6.80 centimetres
Width: 11.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Related image: Oc,B126.20.
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
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 32 (photographic series number)