Colour glass lantern slide of a sketch depicting a white female teacher with indigenous boys in a classroom. The pupils are possibly intended to be Australian Aboriginal children. Made by Alex. Gunn & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1930s.

One of a set of over 420 lantern slides, used by lecturer Walter S. Binks, a popular psychology and vocational guidance lecturer based in Melbourne, Victoria. Binks gave lectures throughout Australia in the 1930s and 1940s. Binks advertised his lectures as associated with the Australasian Opportunity League or Universal Opportunity League. The psychologist depicted in the cartoon is probably intended to be Walter Binks.

Purchased by the donor at an opportunity shop. The collection was stored in three wooden trays (two compartments in each tray), and 95 slides stored separately. Many of the slides were produced in Melbourne from images and cuttings presumably supplied by Binks.

Description of Content

Sketch of a group of people standing in what appears to be a classroom. A woman wearing a long blue dress and holding a pile of books stands before a group of children and teenagers with dark skin and black curly hair. [the shorter height of the students suggests that they are younger].

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide, with image printed on glass.

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