Photographs IV The University of Queensland, Australia.Solomon islands.

Photographs IV – School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics – The University of Queensland, Australia.

J.W. Beattie Photographs of Solomon Islands,New Hebrides (Vanuatu)and Norfolk Island

John Watt Beattie was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1859 and migrated to Tasmania, Australia in 1878 with his parents, who settled in the Derwent Valley. In 1879, Beattie began to take photos of the Tasmanian bush, and became a full time photographer in 1882 as a partner with the Anson Brothers, taking sole control of the business in 1891. He became Tasmania’s leading photographer, excelling in portraits, nature photography and in promoting the island’s economic potential.
In 1906, he accepted the invitation of Bishop Cecil Wilson to travel to Melanesia, Polynesia and Norfolk Island in the Diocese of Melanesia’s Southern Cross. His hundreds of photographs from this trip were some of the best ever taken in Melanesia in these early years and have been published in many places. He kept a diary on this trip and in 1909 published a catalogue of these photos (which is attached to this site). In 1927, he sold a large part of his collection to the Launceston Corporation, material which is still in Tasmania’s Queen Victoria Museum. Other photographs from this series can be found in the Tasmanian Museum, the Auckland Institute and Museum, and the British Museum, particularly those associated with the Melanesian Mission. Although Beattie died in Hobart in 1930, his company continued to sell his prints until the 1980s.
The photographs produced here were taken by John Beattie on his 1906 Pacific trip: they pertain only to the Solomon Islands, and to the Diocese of Melanesian headquarters on Norfolk Island because many of the people in the photographs are Solomon Islanders. The full set of photographs also included the New Hebrides (Vanuatu). Several sets of the photographs exist in libraries around the world. I have been granted permission by George Kiriau General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, to display their set. I also acknowledge the assistance of The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Terry Brown.
Beattie’s photographs are not the earliest taken in the Solomon Island but they are the largest and most comprehensive early collection. Beattie’s expertise both in choosing his subject matter and developing the images makes them by far the most valuable of early Solomon Islands photographs. Many are quite exquisite and record a view of the Solomon Islands on the cusp between pre-contact and modern society. They were taken on Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira (San Cristoval), Malaita, Savo, Ugi, and Ulawa, and in the New Georgia, Nggela (Florida), Santa Cruz, Duff and Reef Groups, onboard the Southern Crossand on Norfolk Island.
The images have been reworked by James Donaldson of the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics of The University of Queensland which has enabled the highest quality presentation.

Part 4

Entrance Atta Cove, Abandoned Labour Schooner on the Reef, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Houses on Ferasiboa artificial island, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Women at Nore Fou in Canoes, trading with ship, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Mission Station, Nore Fou, from Reef, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Newly Errected Artificial Island off Nore Fou, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Uru-An Artificial Island, Kwaio district, East Coast of Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Landing Place at Qarea, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
A Fiu Mission Guard – Native with Rifle, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Young Women (group 2) (Fiu Mission), NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Group of Fiu Mission Girls, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Woman of Port Adam in Canoe, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Little Roapu Girl Carrying Child, Roas Bay, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Boy of Malaita-Vigt, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Landing place at Saa, from the Shore, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Areca Palm Groves, at Saa, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Young Man of Malaita (sitting), Roas Bay, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Three Men of Roas Bay, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Roas Boy Shooting Arrow, Roas Bay, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Roas Boy, 3/4 fig., Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Spearing Fish, Roas Bay, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Uru-near view, Kwaio district, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
 A Man of Uru (3/4 fig.), Kwaio district, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
 A Man of Uru (3/4 fig.), Kwaio district, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
School People of Uru,  Kwaio district, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
The Southern Cross at Nore Fou, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
 
Outside Palisade, round Nore Fou, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Inside the Pallisade at Nore Fou, showing village, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Men’s Landing-place at Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Sacrificial Altar at Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Sacrificial Altar at Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Group of Ferisiboa Men, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Scene near Women’s Landing-place, Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Street Scene in Women’s Quarters, Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
An Old Man, Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Young Men of Ferasiboa (group 2), Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Three Generations-Women of Ferasiboa, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Food Houses at Adegege, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
People of Adegege, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Fort in village of Qarea, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
People of Qarea, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Women of Qarea, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
A Man of Qarea (3/4 fig.), NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
“War and Peace”-Foate men in Mission Boat, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
School People at Foate, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
In Village at Foate, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
 
In Village at Foate, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Group of Bushmen at Foate, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands)
Group Foate Women, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
In the Village of Fiu Mission, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Christ Church, Fiu Mission-Outside, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Christ Church, Fiu Mission-Inside, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Grave of Christian Chief murdered by Bushmen (Flu Mission), – Outside, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
A Fiu Guard-Native with Rifle, (Flu), NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Entrance to Fiu River, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
A View of Fiu River, NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Fishing Stands, entrance Bulalaha River, near Maramasike Channel, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
The Bulalaha River, near entrance, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
School People of Bulalaha, near Maramasike Channel, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Men of Bulalahu-Group by river, near Maramaskie Channel, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
The Chief of Bulalaha (3/4 figure), near Maramasike Channel, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
The Chief’s (of Bulaaha) Brother (3/4 figure), near Maramasike Channel, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Group of Roas Women, Small Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Men of Uru-Goup of 3, Kwaio district, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
The Mission House, Nore Fou, Lau Lagoon, Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
Canoes, North NW Malaita Island, (Solomon Islands).
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