Board for Anthropological Research (BAR) photographs

Archive Collections / Prof. Frank John Fenner / Series AA91/2 / Board for Anthropological Research (BAR) photographs

This item consists of 27 photographic prints of various Australian Aboriginal individuals. The photographs were taken on BAR expeditions to Hermannsberg, Northern Territory, in 1929; Cockatoo Creek, Northern Territory, in 1931; Mount Liebig, Northern Territory, in 1932; Ernabella, South Australia, in 1933; and Ooldea, South Australia, in 1939. The prints, referred to as individual subject number photographs, depict a number of individuals, male and female, of varying ages, in both frontal and profile views. The photographs also typically feature a small plate bearing the subject's BAR individual subject number. Some of the prints carry annotations on the reverse side detailing the subject's age, their tribe, their BAR individual subject number, and the location at which the photograph was taken. On one of the prints, a profile view of an Australian Aboriginal boy, the number on the plate in the photograph is illegible and there are no annotations, making it difficult to determine when or where the photograph was taken.

The individual subject number photographs in this item are duplicates of photographs kept on the BAR data cards (AA 346/4). The individual subject numbers in this group of photographs include E14, E69, G17, G80, H67, I135, I190, O11, O22, O23, O45, and O85.

Tindale Tribes: Pitjandjara; Pintubi.

These correspond to AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Pintupi; Pitjantjatjara.

CreatorProf. Frank John Fenner
ControlAA 91/2/1
Date Range1929  -  1939
Quantity 1.7cm,   1   x A3 sized Albox folder
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA91/2
Tindale Tribes: