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Title
Close-up view of houses on stilts over the sea, Kaile, Papua New Guinea, ca. 1890
Creator
Lawes, William George
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1890
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, The Library, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
Council for World Missions
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Library
docenquiry@soas.ac.uk
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/archives/services/
Description
"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.
Type
image
Format
albumen prints, 15x 20.4 cm.
photographs
Identifier
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
Subject
Housing
Indigenous populations
Transport
London Missionary Society
Lawes, William George 1839-1907
Exterior views
Time Period
circa 1890
Place
Papua New Guinea
Source
SOAS/CWM/LMS/PNG/PHOTO/01/001/029 [File]
Relation
Council for World Mission/London Missionary Society
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Archives and Manuscripts Division, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, ca.1860-1950
School of Oriental and African Studies
impa-m971

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