photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); group of women dancing in rows, wearing their ceremonial costumes of layered bark cloth skirts with western-style tops and personal ornaments; group of men in their military(?) uniform watching the dancing behind the women; a western-style building in the background; Fiji.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 6.70 centimetres
Width: 11.30 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
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 27 (photographic series number)