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413914
  • Title
    Photographic scenes & portraits of Fijian natives, Aborigines of Queensland and Clarence River NSW, British Royalty and the Exhibition Building at Prince Alfred Park, 1870 - 1875
  • Call number
    PXA 951
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1870-1875
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    413914
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 37 images
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 52 cartes de visite - Removed from original album (album discarded)
  • Scope and Content
    1. Cakobau [ie Thakombau] - the King of Fiji
    2. Lydia, his Queen
    3. Ratu Abel, the King's eldest son
    4. Prince Timothy, the King's son and Naval Commander in his uniform
    5. Prince Timothy, the King's son in undress
    6. Ratu Joe, the King's youngest son
    7. His Excellency Maafu, the King's Viceroy
    8. Maafu's son Charley and his cousin
    9. Maafu's son's cousin, in undress (Tongese)
    10. Ratu Draunibaki [ie Draunibaka], recently deceased, who was heir-apparent to the throne of Fiji [seated, and] Samson, Chief of Viwa [standing]
    11. Tui Bua, a big chief
    12. Timothy - Fijian chief and son. The tallest and best proportioned man in the whole group
    13. Marika, Fijian, the sole survivor of the late massacre of five white men on board the [Oneva?] cutter, who swam several miles for his life
    14. Kai [Dolo?], a heathen and cannibal Fijian
    15. Two of Queen Lydia's waiting maids
    16. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
    17. Union of Albert Edward and Mary souvenir
    19-20. [Exhibition Building, Prince Alfred Park, 1871]
    21. Portrait Gallery [in rudimentary timber shack and adjacent marquee, unidentified rural location]
    22. [Grafton School of Arts]
    23. Cameron's Store
    24. North arm, Clarence River
    25. Susan Island [Clarence River]
    26. A group of Queensland "Gins"
    27. Group of Blacks, Clarence River
    28-41. [Unidentified portraits of male Aboriginals, a few wearing kingplates]
    42-52. [Single and group portraits of unidentified Aboriginals, posed in tribal dress and bush settings, often holding weapons]
    53. [Title list from original album]
  • Source
    Presented October 2001
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Related Material
  • General note

    Titles determined from a list accompanying the photos which was included with the original album

    The original album was probably the property of Mr G Earngey, who had an interest in the subject matter of the photos and had an article published in "Science of Man and Australian Anthropological Journal", Vol. 1 #8, September 21, 1898, p.178 (notes from ML file)

    Reference sources:
    Pacific Islands Portraits / JW Davidson & Deryck Scarr (editors). New Zealand: AH & AW Reed, 1970
    The King and People of Fiji / Joseph Waterhouse. New Zealand: Pasifika Press, 1997
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824092
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Some images identified on reverse in handwritten pencil or ink
    "Photographed by F H Dufty, Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji Islands" -- stamped on reverse (4-6,7,9, 14,15)
    "From the photographic studio of David Scott, 140 Pitt Street, Sydney" -- stamped on reverse (18)
    "C Drinkwater, 410 George Street, Sydney" -- stamped on reverse (19)
    "Beaufoy Merlin, American & Australasian Photographic Company, 324 George Street, Sydney" -- stamped on reverse (22,25)
    "J W Lindt, Prince Street, Grafton" -- stamped on reverse (28-31,37-40,51,52)
    "Marquis Photographer, George Street, Brisbane" -- stamped on reverse (41,43,44,47-50)
    "F.H. Dufty, Photo., Levuka, Fiji" -- embossed under image (3,10-13)
    "Photographed by Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co." -- stamped under image (18)
    "Design by C.Wagner, Photo: H.Goodes, 328 George Street" -- stamped under image (17)
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