Photographing Papua is a study of photography in the public domain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It argues that southeastern New Guinea, known as British New Guinea and then as Papua when it became an Australian colony, was created as a geographical place through visual representation in illustrated magazines and newspapers, lavishly illustrated travelogues and mission hagiography, serial encyclopedia, lantern slides and postcards. Readers: knew" Papua because many thousands of black and white ...

Photographing Papua 2007, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847182883