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"Main Street at Kaile, Second View". Close up view of houses with family groups standing or seated outside. Canoes are moored underneath their homes. One of 113 albumen prints from an album by W. G. Lawes. Formerly the first resident missionary on the South Sea island of Niue, Lawes transferred to Papua New Guinea in 1874 until his retirement in 1906. Lawes was a pioneer missionary photographer, and the first permanent non-indigenous resident of Papua New Guinea. He created the first photographic images of the islands and its peoples as well as images of missionary work, which were distributed commercially through Henry King of Sydney. Lawes' knowledge of, and role in, Papuan life was also of paramount importance to other photographers, particularly those of colonial government and expeditionary parties, such as the Australia-based professional photographer J. W. Lindt, who acknowledged the decisive role that Lawes played in facilitating his visit to Papua New Guinea and the photographic work he was able to carry out.
albumen prints, 15x 20.4 cm. photographs
impa-m826 [Legacy record ID] IMP-SOA-CWM-19-10-001-029 http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m826 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-CWM-19-10-001-029.jpg
Housing Indigenous populations Transport London Missionary Society Lawes, William George 1839-1907 Exterior views