Blessing of a building at Groote Eylandt
E. K. Leslie Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT
Blessing of a building at Groote Eylandt in 1938. This simple building is typical of tropical bush constructions. Built of galvanised iron with sloping roof for rain run off in the wet season and with sturdy shutters for ventilation. Built on low piles it would allow for examination for white ant attacks and also cool the building. The bush had been cut down to allow the establishment of a banana plantation. The aboriginal children are wearing similar uniforms. Despite the heat, so are the Bishop and priests are wearing church regalia.
groups (people); buildings, structures & establishments
3122 x 5000 pixels : 24bpp ; 46.85Mb.
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm.
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