Group of decorated men with shields and spears at Fraser Island, 1870s

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Where: Queensland, Fraser Coast, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Creator: Unidentified.

Location: Fraser Island, Queensland.

Description: A group of naked Aboriginal men, from K'gari [Fraser Island], decorated with traditional body paint and holding a spears, boomerang, bark shields and headbands. Woman in the background with children. Face painting and headdresses. European men standing in the background.

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Users are advised that this Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander material may contain culturally sensitive imagery and descriptions which may not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Annotation and terminology which reflects the creator's attitude or that of the era in which the item was created may be considered inappropriate today. This material may also contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.

Conditions of use: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material is accessed and used in accordance with State Library's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments. SLQ Collections Commitment_pdf.


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