The panorama shows supplies in the process of being unloaded from a ketch. It was taken by Baldwin Spencer during his twelve month term as the Chief Protector of Aborigines in the Northern Territory in 1912. He noted that the trip along the Daly River was intended to identify a "position for the future settlement". The party includes both Aboriginal and Europeans men.

The image was most likely of the visit to the Daly River of the Federal Parliamentary Party to the Northern Territory in April-May 1912. This is one of Spencer's early photographic panoramas on roll film, a relatively new technology at that time. Only the year before had he begun to use a panoramic camera.

Physical Description

Silver gelatin print. Photo of unloading supplies on riverbank from a ketch.

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