Image: Grave, Collingwood Bay, Oro Province, PNG

Grave, Collingwood Bay, Oro Province, PNG

"Typical grave, Collingwood Bay. In preparing their dead for burial these people dress the body in new clothes, paint the face with red ochre, put on ornaments, and then wrap it up in pandanus leaf mats. It is then buried 2 ft underground and a little house is built over to keep the pigs off.", handwritten caption by Percy Money. Page 2 of Percy Money photograph album 1, AMS328/1/2.


Percy J Money
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum


This image is from an album of photographs taken by Percy Money during his residence in Wanigela, Collingwood Bay in the early 1900's, which includes Money's handwritten captions and decorations.


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