This photograph is taken in an Aboriginal camp around the turn of the twentieth century. On the reverse is stamped "A ATKINSON/ PHOTOGRAPHER CAIRNS". The bicornial basket in the shelter to the right indicates it was taken around the rainforest region of northeast Queensland. Objects in the collection from the photographer Alfred Atkinson mostly come from the area of Atherton on the Tableland or around Cairns. This man in the centre could be the same young man demonstrating boomerang throwing in another Atkinson photograph in the collection (see XP15766).

Physical Description

Black and white photograph found loose in an album of photographic postcards and photos. Two boys throwing spears using spearthrowers. Shelters and young man in picture. Photographer's stamp on the reverse. Diagonal creases in the paper.

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