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Photograph album of Fiji, 193-
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Description
Album of 83 photographs, unsigned, but probably taken by Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton while traveling in Fiji in the 1930s. The photographs capture the ocean and landscape of Fiji, the native peoples, their dress, customs, games, and dwellings, and scenes of sugar cane cultivation, cattle ranching, and dolphin fishing on the islands.
Background
Author, artist, cartographer, etcher, ship modeller, book and manuscript collector, publisher, and Royal Australian Navy officer. Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria on May 14, 1908, and studied at the Royal Australian Naval College in NSW. At the age of 17, he embarked on a naval career that would span ten years, initially serving as midshipman aboard the HMAS Adelaide, and later, having been commissioned as a lieutenant, aboard vessels such as the Anzac, Tattoo, Vampire, and Cerberus. Ingleton left the Navy in 1936, and as a civilian, joined the Hydrographic Office in 1940, where he worked for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1973. Privately, Ingleton was an illustrator and etcher, and drew much of his artistic inspiration from his large collection of books, manuscripts, paintings, and maps on early Australia, and maritime exploration of the Pacific.
Extent
1 album (83 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 26 x 21 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 24 leaves of stiff gray card stock, two on each side, visible through two rectangular openings cut out on each page.

Bound in tan cloth over boards, with black leather spine and corners; textured white endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: bookplate on front pastedown of Geoffrey Chapman Ingleton, and his wife, the poet Nan Ingleton, with caption "Ex libris G. & N. Ingleton" below a drawing by Ingleton of their home "The Grange" in Parramatta, Australia. In beige cloth clamshell box with spine title "Fiji."
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.