B & W photograph

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Registration number
31402
Item name
B & W photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Barkly region > Tennant Creek
Map
Collector
Dr John Power  
Acquisition date
January 19, 1949 
Acquisition method
by Dr John Power  
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Sepia-toned photograph of men sitting in circle in an outdoor setting.

Research notes

"The natives sit in a circle upon the ground chanting and beating the ground with nulla nulla boomerangs, wommeras etc. The idea being to drive out the evil spirit. On native is detached from the party and is looking after the youth about to be initiated" [Catalogue card note].

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