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Object: Nuku’alofa, Tonga. 1963

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Title Nuku’alofa, Tonga. 1963
Production Westra, Ans (photographer), 1963, Tongatapu
Medium summary black and white photograph, gelatin silver print
Materials photographic gelatin, photographic paper, silver
Classification black-and-white prints, gelatin silver prints, documentary photographs, works of art
Technique black-and-white photography
Dimensions Image: 264mm (Height) x 268mm (Length)
Support: 402mm (Height) x 304mm (Length)
Credit line Purchased 2002
Registration number O.027218
Dancing boys, two in the foreground, and a number obscured, with one fully visible to the left. The boys have woven hats from coconut palm leaves, and seed pod anklets, they have woven skirts over their shorts. Each boy is dancing with a wooden spear held out flat in front of them.

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