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Shewring Collection (Photographs depicting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and life in army barracks around time of World War 2)

Shewring, Robert Vivian : Shewring Collection (Photographs depicting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and life in army barracks around time of World War 2).

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Contact Name Elder, Kate
Contact email referencedesk@cdu.edu.au
Postal Address Charles Darwin University (Office of Library Services) PO Box 40146 Casuarina NT 0811
Access Condition Open access. You may save and/or print photographs from these collections for individual research and study purposes in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. To access the original photographs and documents contact Kate Elder, Associate Director of Client Services, Charles Darwin University Library, referencedesk@cdu.edu.au
Project Description PHOTOS AND HISTORY OF MR ROBERT VIVIAN SHEWRING
Lent by his son, Robert Vivian Shewring, to the Darwin Institute of Technology's Private Library Collection of Darwin and Northern Territory material. Copies to be taken of photographs and history Lent.
Data Collection Name Shewring Collection (Photographs depicting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and life in army barracks around time of World War 2)
Creator Shewring, Robert Vivian
Collection Start Date 1934
Collection End Date 1946
Type of Data in Collection photographs, digitised and original; 2 documents
Keyword Aboriginal culture
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Darwin
Larrakeyah Barracks
Historical Studies
History and Archaeology
World War II
Northern Territory
Geographic Co-ordinates dcmiPoint: east=136.84788948801; north=-29.420436935386; projection=WGS84
Time Period Start Date 1934
Time Period End Date 1946
Description of Resource A photographic collection donated by Robert Vivian Shewring who came to Darwin in 1934 with the First Contingent of the Australian Permanent Army to be stationed in Darwin. The men were billeted in Vestey's old meatworks, at Bullocky Point, while they built the first buildings at Larrakeah Barracks, and erected the big guns at East Point. Mr Shewring, then Gunner Shewring, Artillary Regiment, was a carpenter and the photographs depict life in the barracks, Darwin, the Northern Territory and local Aboriginal people. Snapshot of pre-war and World War II life in the Northern Territory, with several photos of Aboriginal people and their lifestyle. 136 photos of the Northern Territory and 1 photo of South Australia (Coward Springs). WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following photographs may contain images of deceased persons.
Data Volume 137 photographs; 1 letter
Language eng
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 210301 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/collection/cdu:30226
 
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