"Aboriginal rock carvings"

Accession Number P08151.025.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Conigrave, Charles Price
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Derby, Australia: Western Australia, Kimberley
Date made 1911-1912
Conflict Period 1910-1919

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


"Aboriginal rock carvings". Indigenous rock art captured by Charles Price Conigrave, leader of the Kimberley Exploring Expedition in 1911-1912. Conigrave subsequently sold botanical specimens and copies of his photographs to offset expedition expenses. One of a series of photographs 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 from 1912 until his enlistment in the AIF in April 1915. The photographs were sent to his mother in Perth, Mrs Cecil R. Phillipps, who arranged them in an album with captions.