Image: Dance, East New Britain, PNG

Dance, East New Britain, PNG

Dance, East New Britain Province, PNG, possibly 1880. AMS318/V6526. George Brown worked to establish missions and schools in New Britain from 1876 to 1880, and it is possible that this image was taken during his farewell ceremony in 1880. The dancers' upper bodies and faces are painted with inherited designs and they wear neck and arm ornaments and cockatoo feather headdresses.

Reverend George Brown
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum


This image is from a large collection of photographs taken by Reverend George Brown during his work with the Methodist Mission in the Pacific Islands from 1876 to 1908.

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