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ID number P02588.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia
Date made c 1944
Physical description Black & white


Studio portrait of the Cubillo family taken at Balaclava, South Australia. Evacuated from Darwin in 1942, this aboriginal family lived in Balaclava for four years. After the family had been evacuated, Mrs Cubillo learnt that her husband, a 'wharfie' who worked on the wharves at Darwin, had been killed during the first air raid when the ship Neptuna was hit. From left to right: back row, Noeline, aged 16, Mary, aged 14, Don, aged 18. Front row, Francis, aged 12, Michael, aged 6, Cathie aged 2, mother Mrs Louisa Cubillo, Charlie, aged 4, Stephen, aged 8 and Lawrence, aged 10. Mary Cubillo, whose tribal name is Mawuka Garawirritja given to her by the people of Elcho Island, married NX503880 Herbert Francis Lee.