Collection PHOTO 1 - Photographs from Papua New Guinea, mainly New Britain and New Ireland

A cremation in the Kavieng Circuit A cremation in the Kavieng Circuit Condensers, Rabaul Dugongs, sea cows, cast up on the beach at Matupil, Rabaul 12/9/28. H.M.A.S Melbourne, Rabaul Entrance to Government House European Hospital, Namenula Hill, Rabaul After the eruption. A mon (native building boat) Making lime bags
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AU PMB PHOTO 1

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Photographs from Papua New Guinea, mainly New Britain and New Ireland

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  • 1911-1943 (Creation)

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72 photographs

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Sister Lida Tonkin (Mrs L. Gill), a nursing sister from Young, NSW, first arrived at the Methodist Mission at Raluana in New Britain in 1916.

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Sister Lida Tonkin (Mrs L. Gill), a nursing sister from Young, NSW, first arrived at the Methodist Mission at Raluana in New Britain in 1916.

The photographs and post cards include events, daily life and traditional customs practiced in Rabaul in the early 20th century. Funerary and marriage customs are represented. There is a good set of photographs on traditional fishing (PMB Photo 1_31 to PMB Photo 1_46). Other images show canoe building and sailing, baske, broom and string making and traditional houses, mission life and the Malabunga hospital. Dances, such as the Kulau dance, carvings used in dances and the

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Mrs. Fardon, Queanbeyan, N.S.W.

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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PMB 1305

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