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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