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The 25 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on Sydney Island, June and July 1968. Twelve photographs taken by R. B. Clapp show a lagoon and pond near a Sesuvium covered tramway, the remains of a Green Turtle, Brown Noddies and Gray-backed Terns on an islet in the lagoon, a native hut, a Scaevola flower, the moon through treetops, and unidentified vegetation on a rocky outcrop. Thirteen photographs taken by C. D. Hackman show exposed tree roots (potentially coconut tree) on the beach, close up of morning glory and sedge, views of various inland and lagoon vegetation (Cordia, Messerschmidtia, Sida, Sesuvium, Scaevola, Pandanus, coconut tree, 4 foot large sedge), coconut grove with debris, and a Cordia flower. The images have captions on the reverse side that list location, date, photographer, description, negative numbers (302A-313A, 675, 684-686, 688, 690, 696, 705, 708, 722, 725, 731, 733) and unknown identifiers (e.g. Sy21).

Date Range


Start Date

May 31, 1968

End Date

Jun 30, 1968

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  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Manra
  • Kiribati


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

25 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 229 Folder 26