Territory Stories

Gold miner and Aboriginal man

Details:

Title

Gold miner and Aboriginal man

Photographer

Barlow, William, 1844-1912

Photo number

PCA0004/0001

Collection

William Barlow Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1875-09-15

Location

Darwin; Pine Creek

Description

Depicts a flamboyantly dressed gold miner standing and a young Aboriginal man sitting. They pose outside on a timber verandah. Manuscript on back: Costume of the diggers in P.D. (Port Darwin) all the Gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr Solomen(sic). Manuscript in another hand on back: September 19th 1875. Manuscript in another hand on back at lower left: IV. The only photographer known to be doing portrait photographs in Darwin in the 1870s was William Barlow (1844-1912). Provenance is not known from the date of creation to 2013 when it was purchased by a Melbourne vendor in California and then was sold to Josef Lebovic in about 2018.

Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this image may contain persons who are deceased.

Language

English

Subject

miners; photography; Aboriginal people

Digital format

6000 x 3720 pixels : 24bpp ; 65.41Mb, back 66.34Mb

Format

1 photograph : albumen silver print ; 10.5 x 6.5 cm

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

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

Related links

https://lant.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/1259038626 [Discovery]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836128 [PictureNT : PCA0004/0001 Back]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836127 [PictureNT : PCA0004/0001 Front]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836120

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836127

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836128


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