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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

Object type
Glass plate negatives

Object number
1985.0060.1678.001

Description
Black and white glass plate negative showing several boys/youths seated in two bark canoes and one dugout canoe on the water with ground in front and in the distance.

Reproduced by Basedow in 'Notes on the Natives of Bathurst Island, North Australia', "Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute", vol. XLIII, 1913, plate X/2. Caption reads: ' "Fish-tail" bark canoes and "dug-out" canoe in the distance, Apsley Strait. Melville Island in the background.'

Collection name
Dr Herbert Basedow collection

Photographer
Dr Herbert Basedow

Production place
Australia

Production date
1911

Place depicted
Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia

Date photographed
1900 - 1929
1900s-1920s

Materials
Photographic emulsion, Glass

Dimensions
Width: 164mm
Height: 120mm



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