The Resource The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952

The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952

Label
The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952
Title
The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Summary
Subjects include: memorial to the Reverend F. W. Walker; boy scouts; painting 'Our Lady of Badu' by Colin Tress; Boigu Island church, school, and skull tree; Boigu congregation; Torres Strait canoe; memorial to first missionaries; shrine; school children with teacher; farewell to MacFarlane family; digging out turtle eggs from beach; wangai shrine; cooking food for feast in kop-maori earth oven; individual and group portraits; children walking around flagpole during King's Birthday; Mother's Union members; drummers at Christmas services; church procession; people at a christening; model boat races; King's Birthday procession; men with 'cats' cradle' string on fingers; paw paw tree; clearing garden for planting sweet potatoes; palm-leaf house; fishing with sardine scoops or 'weres' and bamboo poles; fish trap ('sai'); men with turtles and trochus shells; making new spire for church porch; sorcery stone; stone 'Kobripatri' figures; planting sweet potatoes; new school-house; 'kaketut' gift-giving ceremony at wedding; plaiting fans from dried coconut leaf; sardines drying on racks; building water tank; 'zogo ground'; headquarters of the former Murray Island Fisheries Company; interior of Christ Church; 'Mamuzi-kula - stone that fell'; church built of coconut leaf; cemetery; streets marked with white painted stones; models made by school pupils; story stone; group portrait of Theological College members; sports day; digging pigs out of oven; view of Mount Augustus; St Pauls mission; wedding of Walter Daniels and Kathleen Prior; women playing netball; panel with the Apostles' creed in Western Island language; boy climbing palm tree; St James church; building house; woman with bailer shell saucepan; Douglas memorial; Saibai outrigger canoe; Holy Trinity church; top spinning competition; framework of Eastern Islands house type (grass thatch); operating theatre and nurses quarters at Thursday Island hospital; lightship 'Carpentaria' after having been recovered at sea; luggers hauled up; MS 'Francis Pritt'; painting by Chas. Martin; views of Thursday Island landscapes and harbour; Bishop's house, Thursday Island; Quetta memorial cathedral; porthole from the 'SS Quetta'; wild goats; 'Herald' crew bringing luggage ashore; St John the Divine church, Yam Island; woman making mats using coconut leaf or pandanus leaf; St John the Evangelist church, Yorke Island; men bagging beche-de-mer for market after it has been cured; memorial to Charles Walker in Badu Island cemetery; monument to Captain Cook, Possession Island; Mrs Watson's monument, Cooktown; graves; various Island weddings; man with bow and arrow, cassowary plumes on head; women with bark fibre skirts; dancers with 'shark' head-dress and feathers performing dance; 'Alag' dance; warrior-dancer with cassowary feather head-dress; dancers with 'diri' head-dress of seagull feathers on cane frame; dancers and drum players; men fixing drum head; collecting bark; men throwing spears; Cowal Creek mission house; man holding stingray; women playing basketball; large termite nest; representation of Samoan dance; camp at Lockhart River; boys playing 'deck-golf'; Lockhart River mission house under construction
Cataloging source
AIAS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacFarlane, William H
Date time place
Torres Strait, Cape York, Qld., 1920-1952
Information about documentation
Caption list available
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacFarlane, William H.
  • Biggs, Alfred
  • Rowan, Harry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
MacFarlane, William H
Label
The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Persons photographed include: Jacob Abednego; Sagi Amber; Ambar and family; Fr Peter Bennie; Rev Alfred Biggs; Fr Francis Bowie; Fr William Burvill; King Charlie; Old Charlie; Kiwami Dai; Walter Daniels; Dauba; Rev. John Fisher; King Fred; daughters of Jeremie Garnier; Idagi; Jamud and wife; Waiaka Jawai; Josiah; Kathleen Kris; Nako Kris; Lorna; Lui and family; Joseph Lui; Rev G Luscombe; Mrs W.H. MacFarlane; Margaret MacFarlane; Pauline MacFarlane; Philip MacFarlane; Richard MacFarlane; William Mam; Mani; Marau; Margaret; Margaret (housemistress); William Miller; Mrs Miller; Mills family; Johnny Maori; Moigub; Barney Mosby; Dan Mosby; Jimmy Mosby; Lawrence Mosby; Tom Mosby Mur?; Dick Namok; Flora Namok; Canon Needham; Nellie; Bishop Henry Newton; Obram; One?; Nancy Ou; Poey Passi; Philip; Fr Kabay Pilot; Boggo Pilot; Pilot; Kathleen Prior; Dr Wilhelm Rechnitz Ph.D; Harry Rowan; Satraika; Kappa Savage; Kitty Savage; Nazareth Savage; Dorothea Saveka; Rev J Schomberg; Mrs Schomberg; Jimmy Sei; Seema and William Stephen; Lord Stonehaven and Lady Stonehaven; Supia; Susui; son of Mr Turner; Adea Wapau; Jack Ware; ?Kosia Ware; Billy William with wife and son
  • Collection includes photographic prints (6 x 6 cm - 14.5 x 18 cm.), published prints (8 x 14 cm. and 9 x 10.5 cm.) and postcard prints (8.5 x 14 cm.)
Carrier category
  • card
  • sheet
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
P0000894
Dimensions
6 x 6 cm. - 14.5 x 18 cm.
Extent
270 photographic prints
Immediate source of acquisition
Philip H. MacFarlane;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Form; superseded by memo 13/09/2017
Other physical details
black and white
Reproduction note
  • TIFF files
  • Copy negatives
Stock number
MACFARLANE.W01.DF (D00020902-D00021170)
System control number
(Sirsi) P0000894
Label
The W.H. MacFarlane Collection: Torres Strait Islands, 1920-1952
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Persons photographed include: Jacob Abednego; Sagi Amber; Ambar and family; Fr Peter Bennie; Rev Alfred Biggs; Fr Francis Bowie; Fr William Burvill; King Charlie; Old Charlie; Kiwami Dai; Walter Daniels; Dauba; Rev. John Fisher; King Fred; daughters of Jeremie Garnier; Idagi; Jamud and wife; Waiaka Jawai; Josiah; Kathleen Kris; Nako Kris; Lorna; Lui and family; Joseph Lui; Rev G Luscombe; Mrs W.H. MacFarlane; Margaret MacFarlane; Pauline MacFarlane; Philip MacFarlane; Richard MacFarlane; William Mam; Mani; Marau; Margaret; Margaret (housemistress); William Miller; Mrs Miller; Mills family; Johnny Maori; Moigub; Barney Mosby; Dan Mosby; Jimmy Mosby; Lawrence Mosby; Tom Mosby Mur?; Dick Namok; Flora Namok; Canon Needham; Nellie; Bishop Henry Newton; Obram; One?; Nancy Ou; Poey Passi; Philip; Fr Kabay Pilot; Boggo Pilot; Pilot; Kathleen Prior; Dr Wilhelm Rechnitz Ph.D; Harry Rowan; Satraika; Kappa Savage; Kitty Savage; Nazareth Savage; Dorothea Saveka; Rev J Schomberg; Mrs Schomberg; Jimmy Sei; Seema and William Stephen; Lord Stonehaven and Lady Stonehaven; Supia; Susui; son of Mr Turner; Adea Wapau; Jack Ware; ?Kosia Ware; Billy William with wife and son
  • Collection includes photographic prints (6 x 6 cm - 14.5 x 18 cm.), published prints (8 x 14 cm. and 9 x 10.5 cm.) and postcard prints (8.5 x 14 cm.)
Carrier category
  • card
  • sheet
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
P0000894
Dimensions
6 x 6 cm. - 14.5 x 18 cm.
Extent
270 photographic prints
Immediate source of acquisition
Philip H. MacFarlane;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Form; superseded by memo 13/09/2017
Other physical details
black and white
Reproduction note
  • TIFF files
  • Copy negatives
Stock number
MACFARLANE.W01.DF (D00020902-D00021170)
System control number
(Sirsi) P0000894

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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