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P3549-194 Photographic print, Wallal eclipse expedition unloading equipment, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western Australia, 30 August - 1 September, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Wallal eclipse expedition unloading equipment, 1922

Made in Western Australia, Australia, 1922.

On the 21 September 1922 an eclipse of the sun passed across the centre of Australia providing optimum conditions for observations. This photograph was taken by one of the members of the Wallal Eclipse expedition in Western Australia.

In it we can see the unloading of stores which was supervised by the Australian naval party under Commander Quick. The shallow nature of the approach to Wallal meant the boats were anchored three or for miles from the high-water line and stores were transported by...

Summary

Object No.

P3549-194

Object Statement

Photographic print, Wallal eclipse expedition unloading equipment, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western Australia, 30 August - 1 September, 1922

Physical Description

A black and white photograph showing a cart being pulled over sand by a team of donkeys. An Aboriginal man is walking next to the donkey team. Another team of donkeys can be seen in the distance.

Marks

In pencil on the back of the photograph '1/129/a'.

Dimensions

Height

165 mm

Width

217 mm

Production

Notes

Possibly taken near Wallal, Western Australia, Australia during the 1922 Lick Expedition.

Made

1922

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wallal eclipse expedition unloading equipment, 1922 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 February 2019, <https://ma.as/382144>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/382144 |title=Wallal eclipse expedition unloading equipment, 1922 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 February 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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