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Singing in the main camp at night, Liverpool River, September 1952, [2] [picture] / Axel Poignant
Bib ID 3091787
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

"This is the same as 138.7. The women (Mornabi in fore) dance on same spot, holding a piece of string. Lamilami says that to do this is "very old" - "we don't know why", but when the women hear the men call "we want that string", they know the men want them to come and dance. "--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.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Also available as a print, located in Album 1128.

Subjects Mornabi -- Portraits.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Music -- Photographs.  |  Dance -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
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