The Resource Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas

Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas

Label
Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas
Title
Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas
Creator
Creator
Subject
Summary
Photographs taken at different church missions across north west Arnhem Land and Queensland in the 1950s. Subjects include: Macassan sites; bush tucker; people; family; tamarinds; bark painting; hunting; ceremony; Duban ceremony; Gurumagi (wild duck) ceremony; Baru (crocodile) ceremony; dancing; body art; farming; bush tucker; Missions; Bathurst Island Mission; Woorabinda Mission; Kranda Mission; Mona Mona Mission; Milingimbi Mission; missionaries; mission life; Australian Rules Footbal; plane; boats;
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Peterson, Douglas Albert
Date time place
Arnhem Land, Milingimbi, Bathurst Island, N.T.; Woorabinda, Kuranda, Mona Mona, Qld., 1952-1977
Information about documentation
Caption list available
Label
Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Persons photographed include: Beulah Lowe; Daringgiwui; Jawa Mangiwala; Nubural; Marangoi; Reverend Douglas Albert Peterson; Yungbini; Marubala; Bobani; Durmarin; Jacky Barlaja; Yibidi; Harold 'Sheppie' Shepherdson; Milwiyun; Hazel Peterson; Gungubun; Mamulunawui; Livunja; Nubara; Wajura; Gunjubun; Keith Cheater; Edgar Wells; Mrs Wells; Bunguwoi; Thelma Swain; Colin Swain; Jessie Smith; Gumagul; Baba; Mianini; Garjmo; Waljamiri; Bugawai; Peter; Raiwala (Number 2); Liyadari; Guzbun; Libunja; Babawan; Ravimbi; Buyumin; Mungguli; Jelili; Lawug; (Jamudi) Gonbainburl; Niminda; Dawrangalili (Dawaranggalili) (Dawarnggalil); Dawidi; Juma; Rogi; Yuwalara; Lovug Burandai; Dulumburg; Jangabili; Ngulmurmur; Jigalulu; Bungawoi; Balimanh; Jonny Daingangang; Sam Yilgari; Burumara; Badangga; Bininyuwiu; Janambaing; Brininyuwui; Nunguwo; Jabala; Guwanwwanin; Munggindri; Mickey Marmbug; Waljamiri; Reverend Billemore; Reverend Lotu; Reverend Lo; Pastor Lazarus Lami Lami; Riwa; Baralia; Tuffin family; A. Ellemon; Arthur Mashall; Jim Kvoak; J. Slade; Elaine Humphreys; Bella; Peter Gunguburl (Gunguburn); Mrs Eleinor; Johncock; Stephen; John Hunter; Halpin Hart; Rita Thompson; Rosie Nickaloff; Ron Roberts; Clair Roberts; Diana Roberts; Cyndia Roberts; Deanna Roberts; Bobby Randall; Amy Randall; Allan Randall; Des Cormack; Neil Cunway; Ted Evans; Giese Hasluck; Peterson H; Dora; Annette; Shirley; Peggy; Mona; Eileen; Robert; Doris Simpson; Edna Walker; Mr Stephenson; Mrs Stephenson; Mrs Jarman; Teddy Borlace; Puna; Dolly Saymgour; Linda Vale; Pauline Shepherd; Richard Reynolds; Ron Roberts; Alec Ross; Amy; Margaret Somerville; Dora; Margaret Hart; John Gill; Colin Powell; Jim Wanchope; George Lako; Tony; James Grant; Sydney Rusca; Reverend Ash; Father Cosgrove; Daniella Loto; Losouirit Loto; Loto family; Tootsie Coolwell; George Clark; Louisa Clark; Annie Page; Dr Humprey; Stephen Bunbajun; Peter Mugalaire; Roy Daringa; Alan Peterson, Kay Peterson; Keith Page; Lenore Page; Campbell Currie; Paula Page; John Page; Gavin Page; Bevan Page; Gerry Page; Jimmy Page; Sonya Page; Francis Page; Virginia Currie; Teddy Currie; Rhonda; Coolwell; Shane Paulson; Rosey Page; Carmen French; Donna Page; Phillip Page; Waljamiri; Johnny; Muzgi
  • General comments from Albert Peterson about the collection: the Emu Ceremony (hollow log or Duban), Myangala had been headman and very powerful on Milingimbi. He died in Darwin. His bones were the last to be allowed to be exhumed from Darwin cemetery (at the time) for return to their spirit home. The hollow log (Duban) ceremony that followed had not been performed for a calculated 25 years in Milingimbi. Mona Mona was an old Seventh Day Adventist mission outside Kuranda, near Cairns, northern Queensland. It was resumed for a dam, but never flooded, even though all buildings were removed. The local Aboriginal population, moved to Kuranda into poor conditions, now want to re-establish the mission. These appear to be some of the only surviving photographic records of the mission. Woorabinda is a Queensland Government settlement west of Rockhampton. I actually visited the school with intentions of applying for the job of H.T. when it was under Dept. of Native Affairs, but I mounted a campaign to bring education under the Dept. of Education instead. All schools have since come under the Dept. of Education in Queensland. As you can see I did not get very close to the local population. I also worked to better conditions at Beaudesert, Qld. While I was teaching in Beaudesert, I campaigned to allow finance for Aboriginal housing OFF aboriginal reserves in Queensland - something unheard of at that stage (in Qld at least). Beaudesert is just south of Brisbane behind the Gold Coast
Carrier category
slide
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
P0002031
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
423 slides ;
Immediate source of acquisition
Doug Peterson;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Form
  • Some additonal notes from D. Peterson exist for the collection concering Djawa (Jawa) on Alfresco.
Other physical details
colour
Reproduction note
  • TIFF files
  • Copy negatives:
Stock number
PETERSON.D01.CS (000084721-000085143)
System control number
(Sirsi) P0002031
Label
Ceremonies, traditional craft production, and daily life in Western Arnhem Land and Kuranda areas
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Persons photographed include: Beulah Lowe; Daringgiwui; Jawa Mangiwala; Nubural; Marangoi; Reverend Douglas Albert Peterson; Yungbini; Marubala; Bobani; Durmarin; Jacky Barlaja; Yibidi; Harold 'Sheppie' Shepherdson; Milwiyun; Hazel Peterson; Gungubun; Mamulunawui; Livunja; Nubara; Wajura; Gunjubun; Keith Cheater; Edgar Wells; Mrs Wells; Bunguwoi; Thelma Swain; Colin Swain; Jessie Smith; Gumagul; Baba; Mianini; Garjmo; Waljamiri; Bugawai; Peter; Raiwala (Number 2); Liyadari; Guzbun; Libunja; Babawan; Ravimbi; Buyumin; Mungguli; Jelili; Lawug; (Jamudi) Gonbainburl; Niminda; Dawrangalili (Dawaranggalili) (Dawarnggalil); Dawidi; Juma; Rogi; Yuwalara; Lovug Burandai; Dulumburg; Jangabili; Ngulmurmur; Jigalulu; Bungawoi; Balimanh; Jonny Daingangang; Sam Yilgari; Burumara; Badangga; Bininyuwiu; Janambaing; Brininyuwui; Nunguwo; Jabala; Guwanwwanin; Munggindri; Mickey Marmbug; Waljamiri; Reverend Billemore; Reverend Lotu; Reverend Lo; Pastor Lazarus Lami Lami; Riwa; Baralia; Tuffin family; A. Ellemon; Arthur Mashall; Jim Kvoak; J. Slade; Elaine Humphreys; Bella; Peter Gunguburl (Gunguburn); Mrs Eleinor; Johncock; Stephen; John Hunter; Halpin Hart; Rita Thompson; Rosie Nickaloff; Ron Roberts; Clair Roberts; Diana Roberts; Cyndia Roberts; Deanna Roberts; Bobby Randall; Amy Randall; Allan Randall; Des Cormack; Neil Cunway; Ted Evans; Giese Hasluck; Peterson H; Dora; Annette; Shirley; Peggy; Mona; Eileen; Robert; Doris Simpson; Edna Walker; Mr Stephenson; Mrs Stephenson; Mrs Jarman; Teddy Borlace; Puna; Dolly Saymgour; Linda Vale; Pauline Shepherd; Richard Reynolds; Ron Roberts; Alec Ross; Amy; Margaret Somerville; Dora; Margaret Hart; John Gill; Colin Powell; Jim Wanchope; George Lako; Tony; James Grant; Sydney Rusca; Reverend Ash; Father Cosgrove; Daniella Loto; Losouirit Loto; Loto family; Tootsie Coolwell; George Clark; Louisa Clark; Annie Page; Dr Humprey; Stephen Bunbajun; Peter Mugalaire; Roy Daringa; Alan Peterson, Kay Peterson; Keith Page; Lenore Page; Campbell Currie; Paula Page; John Page; Gavin Page; Bevan Page; Gerry Page; Jimmy Page; Sonya Page; Francis Page; Virginia Currie; Teddy Currie; Rhonda; Coolwell; Shane Paulson; Rosey Page; Carmen French; Donna Page; Phillip Page; Waljamiri; Johnny; Muzgi
  • General comments from Albert Peterson about the collection: the Emu Ceremony (hollow log or Duban), Myangala had been headman and very powerful on Milingimbi. He died in Darwin. His bones were the last to be allowed to be exhumed from Darwin cemetery (at the time) for return to their spirit home. The hollow log (Duban) ceremony that followed had not been performed for a calculated 25 years in Milingimbi. Mona Mona was an old Seventh Day Adventist mission outside Kuranda, near Cairns, northern Queensland. It was resumed for a dam, but never flooded, even though all buildings were removed. The local Aboriginal population, moved to Kuranda into poor conditions, now want to re-establish the mission. These appear to be some of the only surviving photographic records of the mission. Woorabinda is a Queensland Government settlement west of Rockhampton. I actually visited the school with intentions of applying for the job of H.T. when it was under Dept. of Native Affairs, but I mounted a campaign to bring education under the Dept. of Education instead. All schools have since come under the Dept. of Education in Queensland. As you can see I did not get very close to the local population. I also worked to better conditions at Beaudesert, Qld. While I was teaching in Beaudesert, I campaigned to allow finance for Aboriginal housing OFF aboriginal reserves in Queensland - something unheard of at that stage (in Qld at least). Beaudesert is just south of Brisbane behind the Gold Coast
Carrier category
slide
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
P0002031
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
423 slides ;
Immediate source of acquisition
Doug Peterson;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Form
  • Some additonal notes from D. Peterson exist for the collection concering Djawa (Jawa) on Alfresco.
Other physical details
colour
Reproduction note
  • TIFF files
  • Copy negatives:
Stock number
PETERSON.D01.CS (000084721-000085143)
System control number
(Sirsi) P0002031

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