Portrait of a man wearing a tatanua mask, New Ireland, New Guinea, c1930

Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (1930). Portrait of a man wearing a tatanua mask, New Ireland, New Guinea, c1930.

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Creator Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
Title Portrait of a man wearing a tatanua mask, New Ireland, New Guinea, c1930
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1930
Year available 2016
Contributor Honeysett, Kath
Wallenius, Josie
Series Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w.; 15 x 9 cm.
Source Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Collection, UQFL387, Box 9, Folder 5, Parcel 1a, image 8
Rights Copyright expired
Abstract/Summary 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.
Keyword Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
Honeysett, Kath
Wallenius, Josie
Honeysett, Don
Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea)
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs
Ceremonial objects -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland Province
Geographic co-ordinates

153.742161,-1.315154 149.510880,-1.315154 149.510880,-4.849177 153.742161,-4.849177 153.742161,-1.315154

Additional Notes 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)

Document type: Image
Collection: Fryer Library
 
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