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Aboriginal man with spears, standing on a hilltop
Title : Aboriginal man with spears, standing on a hilltop Aboriginal man with spears, standing on a hilltop
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/1208B
Place Of Creation : Central Australia
Date of creation : 1940
Format : Photograph
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Description :

An Aboriginal man, Jimmy Tjapari, standing on top of a hill holding spears.

Charles Mountford took this photograph on the 1940 University of Adelaide Expedition to Central Australia. He relied heavily on the knowledge of men such as Jimmy Tjapari to guide him safely through the countryside and help him explore important places and legends.

Here Mountford shows Tjapari surveying the land surrounding the site of the Ernabella Mission.

Related names :

Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Jimmy Tjapari

Coverage year : 1940
Place : Ernabella
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

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

James, Diana. Painting the song : Kaltjiti artists of the sand dune country, Fitzroy, Vic. : McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, 2009

Mountford, Charles, P. Australian Aboriginal Portraits, Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1967

Mountford, Charles, P. Brown men and red sand : journeyings in wild Australia, London ; Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1981, c1948

Sheard, Lauri. An Australian youth among desert Aborigines : journal of an expedition among the Aborigines of central Australia, with an introd. by Charles P. Mountford, Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964

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