Photographs captioned 'Alice Springs' (NT)

Archive Collections / Aborigines' Friends' Association / Photographs captioned 'Alice Springs' (NT)
Date Range1925  -  1933
CollectionAborigines' Friends' Association
Quantity 0.5cm,   16   photographic prints
Series IdentifierAA1/06

This series comprises sixteen black and white (b/w) photographs that depicts life in and around Alice Springs, Northern Territory from 1925 to 1933. Includes food and clothing distribution, Christmas 1927 and 1933, and the ration camp at Alice Springs, together with 'apple treat' distribution 1930. The Alice Springs Church is also depicted.

The prints are of varying size and many have original annotations written on the reverse and some also have printers' instructions. Later annotations identifying some individuals have been placed adjacent to the photograph they refer to. Note that some items show unidentified people and places. The prints are stored unmounted in a binder titled 'AA 1 Aborigines' Friends' Association (AFA) Photographic Prints, Album 2 of 4'.

This series was described by South Australian Museum archivist Kay L Mead in 1980. In her listing she recorded a caption for this series but the exact source of the caption is not known. The caption has been retained as the 'Series Title'. All place names and proper names from the annotations and caption have been indexed. All of the annotations and ink stamps found on the prints have been listed in the 'Details' field of the inventory.

The series was part of Acc. No. 86.

This series contains references to Northern Territory.

This item includes reference to the following named groups: 'Arunta'; 'Loritja'; 'Luritja'.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda; Kukatja.

These correspond to AIATSIS Language Groups: Arrernte; Luritja.

See also Ernest E and Euphemia Kramer (AA 669)

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