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    Gwoja Tjungurrayi ("One Pound Jimmy"), Australian Aborigine, with spear and woomera, 1935 / photographer Australian National Travel Association
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  • Physical Description
    1 photographic print - gelatin silver - 23.7 x 19 cm
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Australian National Travel Association
  • Published Information
    Published on the front cover of Walkabout, September 1950¶¶On 14 August 1950, the Australian postmaster General released two ‘definitive’ Australian stamps featuring a stylised image of Tjungurrayi. They were in circulation for 16 years until 1966. This resulted in the sale and worldwide dissemination of 99 million portraits of Tjungurrayi.
  • General note

    Transferred from SPF /Australian Aborigines -- Implements and weapons (BM), October 2010
    Digital order no:a9455001
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Photographer's stamp on the reverse

    "Australian Aboriginal. Autralia's aboriginal population is now estimated at approximately 54,000, of whom approximately 33,000 are still living a primitive nomadic existence, hunting their prey with spear, stone axe and boomerang. Others are engaged in helping with the working of the outback sheep and cattle stations, or are settled in Government-supervisied camps" -- printed label attached to the reverse

    "The head in this picture was used by Daphne Mayo in her design for one of the the panels in the doors of the new Pub. Lib. N.S.W, 2/9/41" -- in ink on the reverse
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