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Aboriginal initiation ceremony associated with young boys, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory? ca.1952 [picture] / Axel Poignant
Bib ID 4497599
Format PicturePicture
Author
Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
 
Access Conditions Identified as restricted material by Arnhem Land Elders, during their visit to the National Library of Australia - TRIM NLA05/1658 elders. Restricted material - Aboriginal ceremonial and gender specific material (men's business). 
Description ca. 1952 
1 photograph : b&w. ; 16.3 x 13.3 cm. 
Series

Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986 Axel Poignant's exhibition photographs, 1922-1980

Summary

Young Aboriginal children being prepared for a ceremony by the elders.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Part of the collection: Axel Poignant's exhibition photographs, 1922-1980.

Digital master available; National Library of Australia, Pictures collection;

Source of Acquisition Purchased from Dr. Roslyn Poignant, 2008. 
Subjects Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory - Arnhem Land - Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies - Northern Territory - Arnhem Land - Photographs.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian - Northern Territory - Arnhem Land - Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
Terms of Use Copyright restrictions may apply. 

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