Territory Stories

Blessing of a building at Groote Eylandt

Details:

Title

Blessing of a building at Groote Eylandt

Photo number

PH0254/0014

Collection

E. K. Leslie Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1938

Location

Groote Eylandt

Description

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.

Language

English

Subject

groups (people); buildings, structures & establishments

Digital format

3122 x 5000 pixels : 24bpp ; 46.85Mb.

Format

1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm.

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/pdm

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/11669

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/11669

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/732469


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