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Glass plate negative - Bush scene, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. The stringy-bark has had its bark removed for the purpose of constructing a canoe, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

1985.0060.3696

Glass plate negative - Bush scene, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. The stringy-bark has had its bark removed for the purpose of constructing a canoe, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Description

Reproduced by Basedow in 'Notes on the Natives of Bathurst Island, North Australia', "Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute", vol. XLIII, 1913, plate XII/1. Caption reads: 'Forest scene on Bathurst Island. From the stringy-barked eucalyptus on the left side of the picture, the bark has been removed for the purpose of making a canoe. Another tree, which has been similarly treated, is seen in the background, near the centre of the picture. In the foreground note a tall specimen of the zamia-palm (Cycas media).'

Physical description

Black and white glass plate negative. Caption: Bush scene. The stringy-bark (Eucalyptus tetradonta) has had its bark removed for the purpose of constructing a canoe, as has the tree in the centre background. Note the zamia (Cycas media) in the foreground.

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