Thelma Clarke Accompanied her Husband J. F. Gates Clarke on a trip to Rapa

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Summary

Thelma Miesen Clarke, wife of J. F. Gates Clarke, accompanied her husband to Rapa Island on a scientific collecting expedition in 1963. She stands beside a tree of Pandanus tectorius, at Point Marala, Rapa. Rapa Island is the most southern, far-flung of the Austral Islands, some 1,420 km to the south of Tahiti on the Tropic of Capricorn. The group of seven islands are volcanic islands populated by Polynesians and are sometimes also known as the Tubuai Islands.

Subject

Clarke, John Frederick Gates

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of John Frederick Gates Clarke by Pamela M. Henson, April 30, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9555, Box 1, John Frederick Gates Clarke Oral History Interview

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1963

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Trees
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Rapa Island
  • Clarke, Thelma Miesen
  • Entomology
  • Pandanus tectorius
  • Collecting and collections
  • Entomologists
  • Plants
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Islands
  • Austral Islands
  • Tahiti
  • Botany

Place

  • Austral Islands
  • Tahiti

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

92-225

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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