This photograph was made by John Watt Beattie in 1906 on a tour of the Melanesian Mission ship Southern Cross through Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
Beattie published a catalogue of Pacific Islands photographs and wrote a journal which provides additional information about many of them.
It was taken from a photo album owned by Edge-Partington
Picture courtesy of The British Museum
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