File F3684 - Photographs of Banka Banka Station

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F3684

Title

Photographs of Banka Banka Station

Date(s)

  • [194-?]-1970 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

16 photographs, 16 negatives.

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Biographical history

Banka Banka cattle station is almost 100 km north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. It was bought in 1940 by Mary and Philip (Ted) Ward. In 1972 it was sold. Valerie Edwards was the executor and niece of Philip and Mary Ward. Valerie Edwards died in 1996.

Archival history

Original photographs lent to Fryer Library for copying by owner.

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Scope and content

Banka Banka cattle station, 100 km north of Tennant Creek, was bought in 1940 by Mary and Philip (Ted) Ward. The file contains photographs of life on Banka Banka station. Also some photographs of Mt Isa, Camooweal, and Howard Springs.

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  1. Cattle at bore Banka Banka station, 1945
  2. Christmas dinner Banka Banka Station, N.T. 1956
  3. Mt Isa, 1954
  4. Banka cattle at bore [1945?]
  5. Banka vegetable garden [1940s?]
  6. Native huts on hill west of Banka Banka Station via Tennant Creek, N.T.
  7. Banka mob Banka Banka Station – Suzanna, Christine, Rod, Aboriginal girl & children, 1959
  8. Mr and Mrs Wohnert with Mrs Ward, Nambour, 1970. Mr & Mrs Wohnert were at Banka Banka Station with Mrs Ward 1943-1950
  9. Northern Territory Queensland border (Camooweal) [undated]
  10. Howard Springs, Northern Territory, Aug 1973.
  11. Last roundup at “Fomoy”?, Aug 1959
  12. Koosney boys, Christine and Banka mob, Banka Banka [1959?]
  13. Bougainvillea Banka Banka garden, 1967 – On verso: "Dear Robin, Here is a Banka picture to wish you a very merry Xmas with love from Aunty M Ward"
  14. Northern Territory Queensland border (Camooweal) [undated]
  15. Helen Christie, Val & Rob – Bob Christie manager Banka Banka 1955-60?
  16. Car on edge of road at Churchills Head, N.T.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Originals were retained by donor.

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Related units of description

Further Banka Banka material held in Hilda Tuxworth manuscript collection UQFL102.

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Note

This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.

Note

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this manuscript may contain images or names of people now deceased.

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Revised

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 7-Apr-2022. Revised, AM, 25-Feb-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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