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Cahills Crossing, Arnhemland, Northern Territory, 1961 [picture] / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 3109210
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
 
Online Versions
Description 1961 
1 photograph : b&w. ; image 36.4 x 26 cm., on sheet 40.3 x 30.5 cm. 
Series

Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010 . Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Summary

"While on assignment for the National geographic magazine to photograph aboriginal cave paintings at Oenpelli Mission, I encountered this family at the famous river crossing. The tide was up, so with wife Mare, I waited with Namandawawok, his wife Alanjingu and son 'Ian' (whose native name could not be given for tribal reasons) for several hours until the water level receded. When the time came, Namanjawawok sent his family ahead, just in case sharks or crocodiles lay in waiting!" -- Description supplied by photographer.

Notes

Title supplied by photographer.

Part of collection: Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148677624

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Fishing -- Northern Territory -- East Alligator River Region -- Portraits.  |  Families, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- East Alligator River Region -- Photographs.  |  Spears -- Northern Territory -- East Alligator River Region -- Photographs.  |  East Alligator River Region (N.T.) -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
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