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Lauri Sheard talking with an Aboriginal man
Title : Lauri Sheard talking with an Aboriginal man Lauri Sheard talking with an Aboriginal man
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/4255A
Place Of Creation : Central Australia
Date of creation : 1940
Format : Photograph
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Description :

Lauri Sheard talking to an Aboriginal man, known to some as 'Henry VIII', at [Ipukulkana], in Central Australia.

Lauri Sheard was the son of Mountford's friend Harold Sheard, and was aged 18 when he accompanied Mountford on this Expedition. During the trip Lauri Sheard recorded his experiences in a diary, later published as An Australian youth among desert Aborigines, and took almost 1000 photographs of his own.

During World War Two Lauri Sheard enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force as an airman. He was reported missing over New Guinea in 1942 following a flying battle and his death was confirmed in 1945. Sheard is remembered at the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery in New Guinea.

Related names :
Mountford, Charles P, (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Sheard, Lauri E, (Lauri Edwin), 1922-1942
Coverage year : 1940
Place : Central Australia
Further reading :

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

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

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



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