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Glass plate negative - Woman carrying pet possum on her head while on the march, Pongaponga people, western Arnhem land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Object type
Glass plate negatives

Object number
1985.0060.1021

Description
A black and white glass plate negative showing a possum on top of a woman's head viewed from the left side. The woman also has strings suspended from her head, probably the handle of a basket or bag resting against her back.

A companion photograph was reproduced by Basedow in "The Australian Aboriginal", FW Preece and Sons, Adelaide, 1925, plate X/2. Caption reads: 'Ponga-Ponga gin carrying pet possum on her head while on the march.' The whereabouts of the companion negative is not known.

Collection name
Dr Herbert Basedow collection

Photographer
Dr Herbert Basedow

Place photographed
Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Date photographed
1922

Place depicted
Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Date photographed
1922

Materials
Photographic emulsion, Glass

Dimensions
Length: 81mm
Width: 106mm



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