Black, Reginald Lindsay (AA 32)

Reginald Lindsay Black

Born: 1886, Australia
Died: 7 July 1959, Leeton, New South Wales, Australia

Reginald Lindsay Black was born in 1886 and spent much of his childhood in Melbourne. After becoming a farmer and stock agent in Leeton, New South Wales he was very interested in documenting and preserving various Aboriginal practices, knowledge and customs. These included photographing and documenting the burial or carved trees of New South Wales and Aboriginal stone arranging practices with his eldest son Russel and his associates from the South Australian Museum and National Museum of Victoria.

The South Australian Museum Archives contains 56 of Lindsay Black’s photographs of the burial carved trees from New South Wales that were taken in approximately 1949.