C1857

Man of South Australia.-From a Photograph

Early engraved upper body portrait of an aboriginal man, identified as Tenberry (or Tenbury), and described as ‘Chief of the Murray Bend tribes‘, taken from a  Daguerreotype photograph made before 1855. This engraving is taken from the earliest extant photograph of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Man of South Australia.-From a Photograph

Date:

C1857

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

80mm 
x 100mm
AUTHENTICITY
Man of South Australia.-From a Photograph - Antique Print from 1857

Genuine antique
dated:

1857

Description:

Early engraved upper body portrait of an aboriginal man, identified as Tenberry (or Tenbury), and described as ‘Chief of the Murray Bend tribes‘, taken from a  Daguerreotype photograph made before 1855. This engraving is taken from the earliest extant photograph of an Indigenous person produced in South Australia.

After the explorer Edward Eyre was appointed Protector of Aborigines  between 1841-44 at Moorundie, South Australia, Tenberry became the native constable, and was credited with ending the conflict between black and white across the region. When Eyre returned to Britain in 1844 he took Tenberry’s son Warrulan with him.

Reference:
Courtesy Pitt Rivers Museum: 1998.249.33.1

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