Individual portraits of indigenous people

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 102 MM/07/6/61
  • Former Reference
      GB 102 Prints of image no.s 166, 167, 211 & 212 from album of snapshots. (File 2) Files 14, 15, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 33 and 42 see Files 61 to 69
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1920 - c.1970
  • Physical Description
      49 printed illustrations, printing-out paper and silver gelatin prints

Scope and Content

Groups include: girls bathing. People include: various un-captioned portraits plus: a rainmaker; medicine man; Joseph Wate; Charles Sapi; Mama Matthias; boy climbing coconut tree [reproduced in "Isles of Enchantment"]; girl with cat; Augusta Ka ?Fagammui; ?Ka Geneta; Thomas Butu; Brother Ini Kopuria, founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood; Henry Pwea; Melanesian Brothers; Lily Ogatina; Kate, Christian grandmother; William Taylor; child on telephone "Melanesia Calling" [used extensively throughout files and publications]; Ben Bele, helper at Alanguala school, Ugi, awarded United States Medal of Freedom for bravery during Battle of the Solomons in Second World War. Activities include: beating drum for service. Prints taken by/received from: Chaplain C W C Leel. Many stills of slides used in lectures.

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Copyright probably held by Melanesian Mission