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Postcard with the following title "Lallah Rookh. TRUGANINI. (Seaweed.) Native of Bruni Is - last of the Aborigines, Tas."

1982.0084.0133

Postcard with the following title "Lallah Rookh. TRUGANINI. (Seaweed.) Native of Bruni Is - last of the Aborigines, Tas."

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Description

This object is one of large collection the Museum acquired from Patricia Heath in 1982. She had had the collection for more than twenty years. Analysis of the handwriting on some labels associated with the collection suggests that many of these objects were originally collected by John Francis Connelly (1860-1928), a prominent surveyor in Western Australia. Collections of Aboriginal material acquired by Connelly are also held in the Field Museum, Chicago and the Bishop Museum in Hawaii.

Physical description

A black and white postcard photograph of an aboriginal woman wearing a garment and strings of shells around her neck. Inscription reads "Lallah Rookh. TRUGANINI.(Seaweed.) / Native of Bruni Is - last of the Aborigines, Tas.".

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