Image: Woman of Basabua village, Holnicote Bay, Oro Province, PNG

Woman of Basabua village, Holnicote Bay, Oro Province, PNG

Woman of Basabua village, Holnicote Bay, Oro Province, PNG. April 1921. V4623

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

Notes

At Basabua, Hurley stayed with Albert, a Solomon Islander at the South Sea Islands Mission Station. Hurley spent Sunday taking photographs in the village, including this one of a woman who holds a smoking tube in one hand and a coconut in the other. Hurley noted that the women in this area were particularly tall compared with other parts of Papua.

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