Item #CL178-115 King Millar, Tibooburra, NSW. David Moore, Aust.
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King Millar, Tibooburra, NSW

1959. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, typed caption on label, titled, dated and signed in pencil with “Max Dupain” studio stamp verso, 26 x 24cm. Missing portion to upper left corner, creased edges.

Caption reads “Australia’s Outback. King Millar, a full-blooded aborigine, living near Tibooburra, an isolated township in the far north-west of New South Wales. Millar is king of the Wilson tribe of Aborigines who originally came from Queensland. The plate hanging round his neck is his badge of office or ‘crown.’ Millar does not know his correct age but thinks he is ‘about 80.’ Photograph by David Moore – Black Star.” Millar’s ‘kingplate’ reads “Millar. King of the Wilson. 1st Sept. 1937.”

Black Star is a New York City-based photographic agency founded in 1935.

Item #CL178-115

Price (AUD): $9,900.00  other currencies

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