Collection MS 916 - Papers re visit to Western District, Papua

Papers re visit to Western District, Papua, pp.1-91
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Papers re visit to Western District, Papua


  • 1923 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm.
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Frank Hurley was a well-known Australian photographer and pioneer film producer. His film 'Pearls and Savages' (1924), based in Papua, was a product of his visit to the Western District referred to in these papers.

The papers are believed to have been 'souvenired' by an Australian serviceman in Port Moresby in World War II.<BR>For an obituary of Hurley by Keast Burke, see Australian Popular Photography, 12: 30-35, 48 (March 1962).

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(1991) Unknown

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Digitised in October 2015.

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