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Little Manggudja tunes the didgeridoo, Liverpool River, Northern Territory, October 1952 [picture] / Axel Poignant
Bib ID 3086818
Format PicturePicture
Author
Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
 
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Description 1952 
1 negative : acetate, b&w ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm. 
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Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986. Photographs of Aboriginal life and customs, including Goulburn Island South, Liverpool River, Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Milingimbi, Arnhem Land and Elcho Island districts.

Summary

"Little Manggudja tunes the drone pipe by trimming little bits off the smaller end to be used as mouthpiece. When it sounds right he rounds the mouthpiece and makes it smooth." --Label on reverse of print version.

Notes

Title from label attached to the print version.

Part of the collection: Photographs of Aboriginal life and customs, including Goulburn Island South, Liverpool River, Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Milingimbi, Arnhem Land and Elcho Island districts.

PIC Cold Store Row A4/5/3 [PIC AP A] Folder 1 #PIC/5936/477 copy Digital master available National Library of Australia

Also available as a print, located in Album1128.

Published in: Encounter at Nagalarramba / Roslyn Poignant with Axel Poignant. Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1996, p. 76.

Subjects Little Mangkudja -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Portraits.  |  Didjeridu -- Construction -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Music -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
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