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15. Peter Bassett-Smith
Title : 15. Peter Bassett-Smith 15. Peter Bassett-Smith
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/2852
Date of creation : 1948
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 60 X 60 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Portrait of Peter Bassett-Smith, cine-photographer on the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, taken at Oenpelli.

Related names :

Bassett-Smith, Peter, 1911-

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, (1948)

Coverage year : 1948
Place : Arnhem Land
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, (1948). Records of the American-Australian scientific expedition to Arnhem Land, Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1956-1964

Aborigines of the sea coast [videorecording], Director, Charles P. Mountford ; photography, Peter Bassett-Smith, 1948. A film record of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition led by Charles P. Mountford. It shows the life of sea coast aborigines at Yirrkala in the north-eastern corner of Arnhem Land. Demonstrates how, as children, they learn to handle canoes made from bark and as adults how they use them for fishing and hunting turtle.

Birds and Billabongs [videorecording], Director, Charles P. Mountford ; photographer, Peter Bassett-Smith. This film was taken on the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition. The film describes feeding habits of many birds who find sanctuary in the billabongs of Arnhem Land, and how they are fitted by nature to get their own particular kind of food. Originally produced in 1951.

Lamshed, Max, 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, [Adelaide] : Rigby, 1972

Reports of Staff, Expedition to Arnhem Land, 1948, Mountford-Sheard Collection PRG 1218/17/17.

Internet links :
Peter Bassett-Smith interviewed in 2006 by Martin Thomas & Sally K. May, located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5655.



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