Photographs relating to Aboriginal people of the 'Tatiara Tribe'

Archive Collections / Daisy FM Fry / Photographs relating to Aboriginal people of the 'Tatiara Tribe'
Date Range1852  -  1872
Quantity 0.5cm,   7   photographic prints
CollectionDaisy FM Fry
Series IdentifierAA30/02

Series AA 30/2 comprises seven mounted sepia photographs of Aboriginal people. They are identified by Daisy FM Fry in correspondence accompanying the donation as employees of Mr John Binnie of Wirrega Station in the South East of South Australia, and as members of the Wirrega clan of the 'Tatiara tribe'. This information has been included in captions written on the mounts by Norman B Tindale (see AA 338) in 1956. 'Presented by Miss Stansbury March 1956' has also been written on the reverse of the photographs. The individuals photographed are not identified. Daisy Fry estimated that the photographs were taken between 1852 and 1860.

The photographs are all interiors, and the subjects are dressed formally in the clothes of the period. Five are individual portraits, one shows a couple and one is a group showing 'shearing time cooks'. Six of the seven photographs were taken by Thos. J Wyatt of Warnambool, Portland and Mount Gambier; the seventh is by JH Nixon, 'travelling photographic artist'. One of the individual portraits can be seen in the gallery section of this guide.

This series includes references to the following region of South Australia: South East.

This series includes reference to following named group: 'Tatiara tribe'.

Corresponding Tindale Tribes: Potaruwutj.

Corresponding AIATSIS Language Group: Bindjali.

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