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Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northe...

Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Kalymna 1875

Kalymna 1875

Two-storey mansion built for C. A. Hornabrook

Kalymna Dequetteville Tce

Kalymna Dequetteville Tce

"Kalymna", built for C. A. Hornabrook 1874

Kent Town Brewery c 1876 (2)

Kent Town Brewery c 1876 (2)

Kent Town Brewery c. 1876, corner Rundle and Dequetteville streets

Kent Town Brewery c 1876

Kent Town Brewery c 1876

Kent Town Brewery c. 1875

055 Dinjimanne wife daughter w480

055 Dinjimanne wife daughter w480

Dinjimanne his wife and daughter, Giles West Camp, South of Mt Woodroffe, south-central Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, 1903Deutsch: Dinjimanne mit Frau und Tochter im Giles-West-Camp 1903

186 Aboriginal dwellings w480

186 Aboriginal dwellings w480

Aboriginal dwellings, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 1923

Arrernte boy with toy shield

Arrernte boy with toy shield

Arrernte boy holding toy shield, Alberga River, South Australia 1920–24Deutsch: Kind der Arrernte mit Holzschwert und Schild am Alberga River, Südaustralien (1920–24).

Arrernte man with badly united fracture, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photograph by H. Basedow

Arrernte man with badly united fracture, Henbury station, Northern Ter...

Original caption: "Arrernte man with badly united fracture, Henbury station, Northern Territory."

Boys in dugout

Boys in dugout

Boys in a dugout and two bark canoes, Apsley Strait, with Melville Island in the distance, Northern Territory.

Cape Dombey people

Cape Dombey people

Aboriginal people at Cape Dombey, north of Port Keats, Northern Territory.

Children resting on a mangrove stump while bathing

Children resting on a mangrove stump while bathing

Children resting on a mangrove stump while bathing, Sunday Island, Western Australia, May 1916. Photo: Herbert Basedow. Reproduced from film negative.

Different methods of hair dressing - NMA-11787

Different methods of hair dressing - NMA-11787

Men displaying different methods of dressing their hair (Cambridge Gulf, Western Australia).

Expedition guides next to wet-weather huts - NMA-156838

Expedition guides next to wet-weather huts - NMA-156838

Depending on where they lived, Arnhem Land people might only move camps two or three times a year. They would spend the dry season (the middle of the calendar year) in lower areas including flood plains and the... More

Fort Hill, Darwin, Northern Territory, photograph by H. Basedow
Girl tobogganing down a granite slope, photograph by H. Basedow

Girl tobogganing down a granite slope, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Girl tobogganing down a granite slope."

Group of people, seated - NMA-11960

Group of people, seated - NMA-11960

Basedow photographed this group of people at Mount Currie, to the north-west of the Olgas (Kuta Tjuta), in 1926. On this trip Basedow's party were travelling by camel. The two groups camped near one another and... More

Hut Eastern Arrernte Basedow

Hut Eastern Arrernte Basedow

Hut decked with porcupine grass, Eastern Arrernte people, Arltunga district, Northern Territory.

Kolaia man

Kolaia man

Kolaia man wearing a headdress worn in a fire ceremony, Forrest River, Western Australia.

Man and Woman - NMA-11873

Man and Woman - NMA-11873

A man and woman facing each other but the man turns his head to face the camera. Both wear a loin cloth. The man holds a cigarette? and has scarification on his body. There is a pleated bark container at the wo... More

Man scraping a boomerang with a sharp stone flake, photograph by H. Basedow

Man scraping a boomerang with a sharp stone flake, photograph by H. Ba...

Original caption: "Man scraping a boomerang with a sharp stone flake."

Man with a spear-thrower, photograph by H. Basedow

Man with a spear-thrower, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Man with a spear-thrower."

Men and boys playing a game of gorri - NMA-11726

Men and boys playing a game of gorri - NMA-11726

All over Aboriginal Australia, men, youths and sometimes boys play games where they try to spear moving targets. Often the targets are round discs of bark. In the Humbert River area two sides take it in turns t... More

Men showing their scars - NMA-12011

Men showing their scars - NMA-12011

Showing three standing Aboriginal men viewed from behind; all show prominent cicatrices (body scars); the man in the centre also wears a waist band and a string necklace (Port George IV, Western Australia).

Mother and child - NMA-11872

Mother and child - NMA-11872

Mother and child, Sunday Island, Western Australia.

Native raft called kaloa - NMA-11791

Native raft called kaloa - NMA-11791

Native raft called kaloa, on George Water W.A..

Natives spearing fish - NMA-11825

Natives spearing fish - NMA-11825

Kakatu natives spearing fish in a billabong (East Alligator River, Northern Territory).

Old man in front of his hut, photograph by H. Basedow

Old man in front of his hut, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Old man in front of his hut."

Old man with a fan to keep flies away, photograph by H. Basedow

Old man with a fan to keep flies away, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Old man with a fan to keep flies away."

Old woman in mourning, photograph by H. Basedow

Old woman in mourning, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Old woman in mourning."

Pandanus basedowii

Pandanus basedowii

Pandanus basedowii, northern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Portrait of a man with long hair and painted markings, photograph by H. Basedow

Portrait of a man with long hair and painted markings, photograph by H...

Original caption: "Portrait of a man with long hair and painted markings."

Portrait of two men, photograph by H. Basedow

Portrait of two men, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Portrait of two men."

Rock carvings - NMA-144270

Rock carvings - NMA-144270

Rock carvings. A very definite picture of a lizard fully 60cm long stands out boldly (Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia).

Rock carvings, photograph by H. Basedow

Rock carvings, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Rock carvings."

Rock engraving of human form - NMA-11812

Rock engraving of human form - NMA-11812

Showing rock engraving of human form (North Western Australia).

Rock paintings - NMA-11802

Rock paintings - NMA-11802

Aboriginal people painted on rock surfaces using four main colours - red, yellow, black and white. Only rarely were other colours employed. Red, yellow and white come from rocks and clay, and black often from c... More

Showing method of attack with boomerang - NMA-15147

Showing method of attack with boomerang - NMA-15147

Luritja man demonstrating method of attack with boomerang under cover of shield. An indigenous man with headdress and body paint is posing with a boomerang in his hand raised behind his head, with a shield and ... More

Sunday Islanders on board - NMA-13594

Sunday Islanders on board - NMA-13594

Original caption: "Sunday Islanders (Ikey, Teddy and Jacky) on board the 'Rita', as members of the crew (Western Australia)."

Two men demonstrating the use of spear-thowers, photograph by H. Basedow
Two men with wooden hair ornaments, spears and shields, photograph by H. Basedow

Two men with wooden hair ornaments, spears and shields, photograph by ...

Original caption: "Two men with wooden hair ornaments, spears and shields."

Week-old baby asleep in a wooden container, photograph by H. Basedow

Week-old baby asleep in a wooden container, photograph by H. Basedow

Original caption: "Week-old baby asleep in a wooden container."

Wogait people, Anson Bay

Wogait people, Anson Bay

Men, possibly of the Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory probably 1905.Original caption: "Preparing for an emu hunt"

Woman painted with pipe-clay, photograph by H. Basedow
Woman with a pet possum on her head - NMA-11728

Woman with a pet possum on her head - NMA-11728

This is a Pongaponga woman from western Arnhem land. She carries, suspended from her head, a basket or bag for holding the food she has gathered. And she has a pet ring-tailed possum, which she carries on her h... More

Women carrying baskets - NMA-12829

Women carrying baskets - NMA-12829

Two women carrying large plaited baskets suspended from a band around their heads. One of the women is also carrying a child. (Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory).

Women carrying water - NMA-12516

Women carrying water - NMA-12516

Women carrying water, Wadaman people, Northern Territory.

153 Alice Springs w480

153 Alice Springs w480

Deutsch: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 1920