photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); portrait of nine men and one boy in a camp among trees; six of the men are part of the official Sir Peter Scratchley 1885 expedition party, including Reverend James Chalmers (standing on the left holding a spear), Sir Peter Scratchley (reclining on right), and possibly E. B. Savage (reclining on the left) ; various camp equipment visible, including three guns, an umbrella, a hammock, alcohol, several blankets, a lantern, a bag and a tent; Redscar Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- Production date
Height: 15 centimetres (image)
Height: 18.10 centimetres (mount)
Width: 20.80 centimetres (image)
Width: 22.70 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
BM photographic unit copy of this image exists, numbers Oc,CB19.16.
This image was taken by Johannes Lindt on the 1885 British expedition of annexation led by Sir Peter Scratchley. Lindt was official photographer for the expedition. The image was then collected by Reverend James Chalmers of the London Missionary Society, who established a mission post in Suau, Papua New Guinea in 1887. The number and caption on the image correspond to Chalmers own collecting system.
For more information see:
Gidley, M. 1992. Representing Others: white views of indigenous peoples.
Related image: this image is printed in: Lindt, J W.; "Picturesque New Guinea : With an historical introduction and supplementary chapters on the manners and customs of the Papuans : accompanied with fifty full-page autotype illustrations from negatives of portraits from life and groups and lancscapes from nature "; 1887; Longmans, Green and Co; plate XVI.
This image is also printed in: Langmore, Diane, 1974, "Tamate a King: James Chalmers in New Guinea 1877 - 1901", Melbourne University Press, p. 33.
- Not on display
- mount warped, yellowing, fading, foxing.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 40