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446828
  • Title
    Lind's [sic] Aborigines of the Clarence River New South Wales / [published by J.W. Lindt]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 432 (v.4)
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1873
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446828
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 1 album (22 albumen photoprints) - 31 x 27 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Man, seated on wooden tree stump with axe and spears
    2. Man, feather headdress, half length
    3. Old man, seated, full length
    4. Bearded man, seated, fur rug, holding stick
    5. Woman, fur headdress, sack cloth skirt, seated full length
    6. Man with breastplate and spsear standing, with two women, one old and one young, by bark shelter
    7. Man with breastplate and boomerangs, seated, with two women, one old and one young, by bak shelter
    8. Two men, one young, one old, both seated, dressed in trousers
    9. Man, fur headdress, seated with boomerang. Snake in foreground.
    10. Two men with boomerangs, one seated, one cross-legged
    11. Man, standing with spear, woman seated with boomerang, dead kangaroo by bark shelter
    12. Young man, seated, with boomerangs and skin rug
    13. Two men, one young with fishing net, one older reclining by stag horn fern
    14. Bearded man with loin cloth
    15. Young boy, seated, full length
    16. Two men, one standing, full length; one half length by a bark shelter
    17. Two women, seated full length, with two children by a bark shelter
    18. Bearded man, with fur headdress and cloth standing full length, with boomerang
    19. Woman, fur headdress, shell necklace, half length, full face

    19b. Adolescent girl and small girl, standing by tree trunk / Henry Barnes, Australian Museum photographer, ca. 1888
    20a. Family group in front of bark shelter / Henry Barnes, Australian Museum photographer, ca. 1888
    20b. Adolescent and small girls, standing by tree trunk / Henry Barnes, Australian Museum photographer, ca. 1888
  • Source
    Transfer from Mitchell Library Printed Books collection, Q572.9901/L, 1986
  • General note

    `J. W. Lindt Artist Photographer' -- blind embossed stamp at lower right, nos. 2-4, 6-8, 11-18.

    `Wm. Henderson, / Stationer / Sydney' -- label on reverse of nos.3-5, 9-10, 13

    Titled from portfolio cover.

    None of the plates is titled. All titles given above are assumed.

    Nos. 19b-20b are photographed outside, i.e. not Lindt studio photographs, but taken by Henry Barnes, Australian Museum photographer, ca. 1888

    Lindt took at least sixty photographs in this series of studio portaits of Clarence River Aborigines, although extant albums usually contain fewer than a dozen each. When first published, these studio tableaux were regarded as accurate. Reference: An Eye for Photography: the camera in Australia / Alan Davies. Carlton, Vic : Melbourne University Press, 2004, p.60.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 846105
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