Set of mounted prints by William George Lawes, including duplicates from Album (File 4)

Scope and Content

Groups include: Rev [Frederick William] Walker with Papuan men, women and children in front of mission house, South Cape; Teste Islanders in front of houses; first [indigenous] teachers, girls carrying water jugs at well, Port Moresby; group including [Harry Moore] Dauncey, Lii, Timateo and "T's" adopted son outside native church, Kabadi; girls at play; "Crocodile heroine and her companions"; indigenous men with Maiva shields [Delena]; wedding party; Ruatoka and family; ?Taaki and family; ?Koiari 'natives' inland. People include: portrait of woman with netted mourning jacket; portrait of Motu woman with shaved head; infant in cradle with mother; two Motu boys. Activities include: men rowing canoe; indigenous men digging. Places or buildings include: village scene, possibly Hanuabada [Port Moresby], c.1885; palms and houses, Matapaila [Delena], two girls carrying water jugs in foreground; village scene ?Gososo; marine village of Kaile [Port Moresby]; tree houses in Veiburi [Port Moresby]; group outside first and second native church, Port Moresby; group outside first mission house, Port Moresby, 1874; Dr. W Turner's mission house, 1876; Rouna falls [Laroki river]; Saltaire Congregational Church. Also includes: canoe (lakatoi); fishing canoe returning; village scene with pottery ready for shipment; kangaroo net; still-lifes of stone clubs, shields, drums etc. Pictures taken by/received from: William George Lawes

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