Glass plate negative, full plate, ‘Aboriginal fisheries, Darling River’, unattributed studio, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1923

Made by Unknown (person) in Australia, Oceania, 1880-1923.

Aboriginal people who live in the Brewarrina region of NSW are custodians of an intricate series of stone fish traps across the Barwon River. The traps form a complex net of linked weirs and ponds along 500 metres of the river. They operate at varying water heights and can be altered to suit seasonal changes. People use their expert knowledge of fish species and the environment to maximise their catch.

It is believed that Ngemba, Wonkamurra, Wailwan and Gomolaroi people have shared and maintai...

Summary

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A silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. A silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image shows fish traps in a section of the Darling River. The fish traps consist of low stone walls constructed on the river bed. The walls are arranged to form cul de sacs that trap the fish. The Tyrrell Collection Inventory records the above caption but does not attribute the negative to a studio.

75/505 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 75 Studio Number

Dimensions

215 mm

Production

This glass plate negative is part of the Tyrrell Collection and is not attributed to a studio.

This negative is not attributed to a particular studio. The Tyrrell Collection of glass plate negatives dates from approximately 1880-1923.
Unknown (person) 1880-1923

History

This glass plate negative is part of the Tyrrell Collection, acquired by James Robert Tyrrell for Tyrrell's Bookshop in the early 1930s. The Tyrrell collection was acquired by Australian Consolidated Press in 1980.
Australian Consolidated Press

Cite this Object

Glass plate negative, full plate, 'Aboriginal fisheries, Darling River', unattributed studio, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1923 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2017, <https://ma.as/32482>
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