1998.176.16.3
'War dance'

Date of Photo: Circa 1880
Continent: Oceania
Geographical Area: Melanesia
Country: Fiji
Region/Place: Rotuma
Format: Print black & white
Size: 198 x 139 mm
Acquisition: William Johnson Sollas - Donated January 1918

Description

View of a large number of Rotuman (Fijian) men, standing, wearing headdresses and holding various different types of weapon, captioned 'War dance, Rotuma I[slan]d' (handwritten caption).

Primary documentation

Accession Book VI 74 Entry - 1918. Prof. W. Sollas, F.R.S. - [1 of] 71 photographs of S. Pacific natives and scenes.

Card Catalogue Entry - VI.74 SOUTH PACIFIC 71 photographs of S. Pacific natives and scenes. D.D. Prof. W. Sollas, 1918.

Notes on mount - 'Dance & Drama' (written in black ink on mount); 'War dance, ROTUMA I[SLAN]D' (written in black ink below print). [PG 20/07/2015]