Staged portrait of an Aboriginal Australian family dressed in tradtional attire. The man is pointing in accusation at the woman, who cradles a baby with noticeably pale skin. 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 are members of Tommy McRae's community.


Thomas Cleary, photographer, 1896. Photograph.


Accession number: H96.160/466


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Tommy McRae fights back