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Strangler standing by Pukamuni grave posts, Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, October 1948 [picture] / Axel Poignant
Bib ID 5080728
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
 
Online Versions
Description 1948 
1 negative : acetate, b&w ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm. 
Series

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

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on information from label on verso.

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.

"Negative no.: 544"--Label on verso of print.

Inscriptions: "Snake Bay, Melville Island, Oct. 1948. Grave of Mutaninni. Strangler, the Aborigine standing by the posts is about 5 ft 10' tall. Spears of the dead man stuck in the ground. Use of hollowed-out sections in the design of the posts."--Label on verso; "Copyright Axel Poignant"--Stamped on verso.

Condition: Buckled and creases.

PIC Cold Store Row A4/5/3 Folder 1 #PIC/5936/1299 copy Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138726776

Subjects Strangler -- Photographs.  |  Tiwi (Australian people) -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Photographs.  |  Graveposts -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Photographs.  |  Burials -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Photographs.  |  Melville Island (N.T.) -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
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