Item #CL207-37 A Young Warramunga School Girl. Jeff Carter, 1928–2010 Aust.
A Young Warramunga School Girl
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A Young Warramunga School Girl

c1960s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, press print, photographer’s stamp, typed caption with correction in ink and various publishing annotations in pencil verso, 24.7 x 20.2cm. Minor creases and chips to edges.

Caption continues “On many NT stations she would be regarded as ‘fair game’ by white station hands. (As Aborigines’ earning power increases and he can buy the white man’s goods he wants with money he has earned honourably, native prostitution will decrease.)”

Photographer’s stamp reads “Copyright Photo by Jeff Carter, Phone: 524-4278, Australia. 93 Grays Point Road, Grays Point NSW, Australia.” Annotations include “People [magazine], July 15, p48.”

Melbourne-born Jeff Carter “went on the road with his typewriter and folding camera [after high school] and worked as a bush worker and freelance photographer-journalist. In 1949 he settled in Sydney where he edited a magazine, Outdoors and Fishing, and wrote westerns. In 1954 he resumed work as an itinerant freelance journalist, with articles published in Walkabout, Pix, People, Women’s Weekly, Bulletin, Wheels, and other magazines. He also wrote many books on rural and outback Australia and produced the television series Wild Country. In 1962 he and his wife bought a farm at Foxground on the NSW south coast. His first photography exhibition was held in 1991 and there have been several exhibitions since then. Carter described himself as ‘the photographer of the poor and the unknown.’” Ref: National Library of Australia.

Carter’s photographs are in the collections of most major Australia public galleries, libraries, and museums.

Item #CL207-37

Price (AUD): $4,400.00  other currencies

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