Behind the lens

Warning: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are advised this blog post contains images and names of people who are deceased, and historical viewpoints and terminology that may be considered offensive.

A sense of recognition washes over me as I look at the sepia-toned postcard featuring four Indigenous women and two Indigenous children wearing European clothing and wrapped in woollen blankets. The photograph was taken on my ancestral country in Albany, Western Australia during the early twentieth century - these women are likely to be kin.

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