The Resource Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898

Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898

Label
Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898
Title
Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898
Title variation
Haddon footage
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Summary
Film record of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait led by Alfred Cort Haddon. These remaining four minutes of the first film made as a contribution to anthropological fieldwork shows a number of Murray Island dances, and a short sequence showing several men using a long stick drill to make fire by friction. Filmed with a wooden, Warwick hand-cranked camera; these early cameras could not be used to pan and consequently the dancers move in and out of the frame
Cataloging source
AIAS
Date of event
1898
Date time place
Film in
Information about documentation
  • Moving image not auditioned
  • Sound-motion auditioned
Place of event
Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait,
Label
Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Not yet archived ; no viewing copies for moving image (FC00582_1)
  • See V03142-V03143 for related footage
  • Notes by Ephraim Bani; photocopied extracts from "Cambridge Anthropoloigical Expedition to the Torres Strait and Sarawak"
  • Interim digital copies for sound-motion (Malo Songs Recorded by Haddon_0001)
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Control code
F0001937
Dimensions
16mm film
Extent
  • 1 film reel (approximately 4 min. each, approximately 100 feet)
  • 1 audiotape reel (approximately 7 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
National Library of Australia;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form
  • Copy held at V03142_1
Other physical details
  • silent, black and white
  • sound
Stock number
CAMBRIDGE_001 (FC00582_1)
Label
Cambridge Expedition to the Torres Strait 1898
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Not yet archived ; no viewing copies for moving image (FC00582_1)
  • See V03142-V03143 for related footage
  • Notes by Ephraim Bani; photocopied extracts from "Cambridge Anthropoloigical Expedition to the Torres Strait and Sarawak"
  • Interim digital copies for sound-motion (Malo Songs Recorded by Haddon_0001)
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Control code
F0001937
Dimensions
16mm film
Extent
  • 1 film reel (approximately 4 min. each, approximately 100 feet)
  • 1 audiotape reel (approximately 7 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
National Library of Australia;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form
  • Copy held at V03142_1
Other physical details
  • silent, black and white
  • sound
Stock number
CAMBRIDGE_001 (FC00582_1)

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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