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Cat's cradle, Foxground, New South Wales, 1968 [picture] / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 3109265
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
 
Online Versions
Description 1968 
1 photograph : b&w. ; image 25.8 x 36.4 cm., on sheet 30.5 x 40.3 cm. 
Series

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

Summary

"Elizabeth was brought from Arnhemland to our home in Foxground as a safe haven following having broken tribal law by fraternising with someone of the wrong skin and/or refusing to marry an elder chosen for her. Her mentors were folklorist Peter Hamilton and anthropologist Annette Hamilton, later professor of anthropology at Macquarie University in western Sydney. While at Foxground, Elizabeth demonstrated her skills at making string from chewed Illawarra fig trees, making bamboo spears bound with the string, spearing birds and making intricate "cat's cradles" with the string she had made." -- 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-148677821

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Foxground -- Portraits.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Foxground -- Portraits.
Other authors/contributors Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
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Exhibited Exhibited:"Child's Play, Visitors Centre, National Library of Australia, 9 June 2006 - 2 October 2006 

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