photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); view of rows of pots in front of thatched buildings on stilts; with people, some seated some standing, some wearing belts, neck ornaments, plant fibre skirts, armlets, one woman wearing western-style dress; Hanuabada, Papua New Guinea.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15.10 centimetres
Width: 18.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This image was given the title 'Native Pottery ready for shipment' by Henry King.
The image was taken between 1881-91 by Reverend William G Lawes (1839-1907). Lawes was a missionary based in the Papuan Gulf, who established the London Missionary Society’s station in Port Moresby in 1874. W.Y. Turner, a mission colleague, noted that Lawes made his photographs in Port Moresby (Welsch 2006).
Henry King, of King Photos Sydney, placed numbers on the photos by Lawes that he sold, the numbers referred to the ‘List of New Guinea Photographs by Rev. G Lawes' (Welsch 2006). His list was divided into categories ‘General’, ‘Missionary’ and ‘Anthropological’, this image is number 57 on the list and has been widely reproduced. For more information see ' Welsch. R. 2006. Coaxing the Spirits to Dance. University of Washington Press: Seattle'.
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 57 (Henry King photographic series number)