Depicts a group of Aboriginal men wearing traditional war paint and traditional outfits, holding ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia, Kimberley
Accession Number P08151.009.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Kimberley
Date made 1912-1915
Conflict Period 1910-1919
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Depicts a group of Aboriginal men wearing traditional war paint and traditional outfits, holding spears and shields. An Aboriginal stockman is mounted on his horse behind the group with other Aboriginal men standing around the group. One of a series of photographs either taken or collected by Roy Cecil Phillipps (later Squadron Leader R.C Phillipps MC & Bar DFC) when employed by the pastoralist firm Connor, Doherty & Durack Ltd in the Kimberley region of Western Australia prior to his enlistment in April 1915.