Image: Samagi longhouse, Sumogi Island, Fly River, Western Province, PNG

Samagi longhouse, Sumogi Island, Fly River, Western Province, PNG

The interior of Samagi longhouse on Sumogi Island, Fly River, Western Province, PNG. December 1922. V4945

Photographer:
Frank Hurley
Rights:
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum

Notes

Hurley found that most of the Samagi women had gone fishing, so he felt this was a 'good opportunity to go ahead flashlighting' in the houses. The houses were full of baskets, bags, fishnets and other equipment and utensils that Hurley explored freely. He did not record what the men in the houses felt about this invasion of privacy.

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