Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387, Box 9, Folder 5, Parcel 1a, image 8
The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387 consists of photographs, typescript articles, correspondence, diaries, notes and ephemera documenting personal experiences of colonial administration and general life in Papua New Guinea. The collection was assembled by Dr Peter Cahill, from material donated by members of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia.
Box 9, Folder 5, Photographs were donated by Josie Wallenius. The folder include photographs of her parents Don and Kath Honeysett in Mandated Territory of New Guinea, where from 1932 Don was an employee of Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd . Parcel 1 consists of 18 photographs taken in Kavieng, New Ireland in 1930.
Handwritten text on back of photograph reads 'New Ireland headgear'.
The people of northern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, honour the dead through Malagan ceremonies. These ceremonies assist the souls of the dead to pass into the spirit world. Malagan refers to both the memorial ceremonies carried out after burial and mourning as well as the masks, figures and posts made for use in these ceremonies. (Information from Australian Museum. (2009). Burial - Malagan ceremony, New Ireland. Retrieved 23 February 2016 from http://australianmuseum.net.au/burial-malagan-ceremony-new-ireland)