1920’S SEPIA PHOTO METHODIST ABORIGINAL MISSION MILINGIMBI TWO WEDDINGS W30

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1920’S SEPIA PHOTO METHODIST ABORIGINAL MISSION MILINGIMBI TWO WEDDINGS W30

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We have on offer an original 1920’s photo Methodist Aboriginal Mission Milingimbi NT showing two weddings. While coming to live on missions contributed to loss of tribal culturemissions provided protection to Aborigines from the many of thedetrimental aspects of the white man’s life style that had anegative impact on Aborigines. While saying this however it needs to beborn in mind that some Aboriginal missions such as Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission in the NT, the Killalpaninna Lutheran Mission and the Ernabella Presbyterian Mission both in SA recognised the value of Aboriginal culture to the extent that they preserved the Aboriginal languages of the region and encouraged traditionalhandicrafts such as mat making. In 1921the Rev J C Jennison, who was the Chairman of the Methodist Northern Territory Mission travelled in the Methodist Mission boat the ‘J M McBride’ to survey the work of the Methodist Church in the NT with Aborigines. In 1921 he selected Elcho Island as a place to establish a mission to the Aborigines. Jennison started the Methodist Aboriginal Mission at Elcho Island in 1922. The Elcho Island Mission wasabandoned in 1923 when companies started drilling for oil. The mission was moved to Milingimbi Island. Perhaps for only a few photographs the following images are of the Aboriginal Methodist Mission at Milingimbi in the 1920’s. Such images must be considered very scarce

DIMENSIONS:

Width …….. 8.8 cms
Height ………6.8 cms

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 8.8 × 0.1 × 6.8 cm