Album of views of Badu Island, Torres Straits.

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Groups include: children outside house and stores. People include: indigenous man standing in coconut planatation. Activities include: repairing boats; commencing building operations, December 1906; launching boat. Places or buildings include: road to native village; view of buildings under construction; house and stores; boat repairing shed; view of station, January 1908. Also includes: young coconut tree and Para rubber tree, January 1908; the company's horses, with western male rider. Pictures taken by/received from: Papuan Industries Ltd [Headquarters established on Badu island by Frederick William Walker, former LMS missionary, J B Freshwater and C H Walker. Developed as a commercial enterprise with the intention of improving life for the Papuan people, yet its work was not seen as fitting for the LMS directly due to financial nature.] Reproduced in The Chronicle January 1909 pp4-6.

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Copyright possibly held by Council for World Mission, or Papuan Industries Ltd.