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

  • Robert Vivian Shewring (Creator)



    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.

    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.

    Type of Data in Collection: photographs, digitised and original; 2 documents

    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,
    Date made available2016
    PublisherCharles Darwin University - Datasets
    Temporal coverage1934 - 1946
    Date of data production1934 - 1946
    Geographical coveragedcmiPoint: east=136.84788948801; north=-29.420436935386; projection=WGS84

    Field of Research (FoR)

    • 2103 Historical Studies

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