Image: 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
- Frank Hurley
- © Courtesy of the Australian Museum
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.