Territory Stories

Aboriginal dancers at the commemoration of Matthias Ulungura

Details:

Title

Aboriginal dancers at the commemoration of Matthias Ulungura

Other title

Bert Wiedemann

Photographer

Wiedemann, Bert

Photo number

PH0730/0031

Collection

Northern Territory Government Photographer Slide Collection.; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1985-05-01

Location

Melville Island

Description

Aboriginal dancers at the ceremony to unveil the cairn to commemorate Matthias Ulungura. Plaque reads: "This memorial was erected by the Northern Territory Government in recognition of Matthias Ulungura 1921-1980 Who, unarmed, on 19th Feb. 1942 on Melville Island captured the first Japanese prisoner of war (a zero pilot) to be taken on Australian soil." Sitting under the canvas is Chief Minister, Ian Tuxworth and Leader of the Opposition, Bob Collins (yellow shirt to the right of cairn).

Notes

Date:1985-05

Subject

plaques; Aboriginal peoples (Australians); Matthias, Ursula, 1942-

Digital format

4054 X 6000 pixels: 24bpp ; 69.6Mb.

Format

1 slide : col.

File type

image/tiff.

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related materials

Matthias Ulungura and the capture of Toyoshima Haijame / Paul A Rosenzweig. Sabretache : the journal of the Military Collectors Society of Australia. v.28 no.2, 1987: 10-14.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/152415

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/152415

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/817318