Staged portrait photograph of an Aboriginal man and woman hunting an emu with sticks. These staged photographs say more about the photographer and European conceptions of Indigenous people than about the traditional practices of Indigenous people themselves. The people in this image were members of Tommy McRae's community.


Thomas Cleary, photographer, 1897. Photograph.


Accession number: H96.160/529


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Tommy McRae fights back