The University of Sydney Archives presents this unique volume of images from the northeastern Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi and Galiwin'ku was selected and described by Dr JN Gumbula. This book provides some of the earliest photographic images of Yolngu dating back to 1926 showing traditional, ceremonial and mission life as well as images of landscapes and early anthropological expeditions.
JN Gumbula was an eminent Yolngu elder, artist and intellectual. He was descended from a long line of prominent Yolngu leaders whose contributions to dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and other Australians date from the 1920s, and is a foremost authority on international collections of material culture from Arnhem Land.
Joseph Neparrna Gumbula is an eminent Yolnu elder, artist and intellectual. He is descended from a long line of prominent Yolnu leaders whose contributions to dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and other Australians date from the 1920s, and is a foremost authority on international collections
Milingimbi Mission 1926–1939
Yolŋu traditional practices
North-east Arnhem Land landscapes
Life on the coast
William Lloyd Warner in Milingimbi 1927-1928
Yolŋu mala from Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku and Cape Stewart
Makarr-garma images held at the Macleay Museum
Part 2: dhuni’ makarr-garma’mirr images (elder-mediated access)
Public images from Ŋärra’ (restricted) men’s ceremonies
Photographic legacies: missionaries and anthropologists in Arnhem Land
Size: 210 × 29 11⁄16 × 20 mm
Copyright: © 2012
Publication: 16 Apr 2012