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Java

Amateur colour film of Java taken by Mrs. Patrick Ness, F.R.G.S. showing Batavia (now Jakarta), Mount Papandayan, Kawah Kamojang and Borobodur temple.

Amateur film 1938 8 mins

Overview

Film of Java by Mrs. Patrick Ness showing Batavia (now Jakarta), Mount Papandayan, Kawah Kamojang and Borobodur temple. Scenes include women washing clothes, Batavia market and canal, market porters, terraced rice fields, rice drying, hot springs and geysers, flower market and a procession, oxen and market porters, harvesting cereal crops, temple architecture, women planting rice, ploughing rice paddy, a waterfall and jungle goats.

Elizabeth Ness (also known as Mrs. Patrick Ness) died in 1962. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1918 and was the first woman to become a Member of Council. In 1953 she endowed the Mrs. Patrick Ness Award, to be presented by the RGS 'either to travellers who have successfully carried out their plans, or to encourage travellers who wish to pursue or follow up investigations which have been partially completed’. A competent photographer, she was one of the first travellers to use 16mm cinematographic film in colour.

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