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Title: Aboriginal dancers at the commemoration of Matthias Ulungura
Photo No: PH0730/0031
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/152415
Photographer: Wiedemann, Bert
Date taken: 1-May-1985
Place: Melville Island
Collection: Northern Territory Government Photographer Slide Collection.
Description: Aboriginal dancers at the ceremony to unveil the cairn to commemorate Matthias Ulungura. Plaque reads: "This memorial was erected by the Northern Territory Government in recognition of Matthias Ulungura 1921-1980 Who, unarmed, on 19th Feb. 1942 on Melville Island captured the first Japanese prisoner of war (a zero pilot) to be taken on Australian soil." Sitting under the canvas is Chief Minister, Ian Tuxworth and Leader of the Opposition, Bob Collins (yellow shirt to the right of cairn).
Notes: Date:1985-05
Related resource: Matthias Ulungura and the capture of Toyoshima Haijame / Paul A Rosenzweig. Sabretache : the journal of the Military Collectors Society of Australia. v.28 no.2, 1987: 10-14.
Subject: Matthias, Ursula, 1942-
plaques
Aboriginal peoples (Australians)
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 2000ppi ; 12.66Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 slide : col.
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