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Ceremonial re-enactment of the spearing of an alligator by a group Aboriginal Australian warriors, Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales, ca. 1895 [picture] / Charles H. Kerry
Bib ID 5465438
Format PicturePicture
Author
Kerry, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1857-1928
 
Access Conditions Restricted - Aboriginal ceremonial and gender specific material (men's business). 
Description ca. 1895 
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.2 x 20.4 cm. 
Series

Photographs of religious ceremonies of the Australian Aborigines.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription.

Part of the collection: Photographs of religious ceremonies of the Australian Aborigines.

Photographs of portraits and scenes of Aboriginals, commissioned by the N.S.W. Government.

"Kerry & Co Photo, 30B Geo. St, Sydney, Copyright"--Photographer's blind stamp lower left corner.

Inscriptions: "Aboriginal ceremony, spearing the alligator"--Lower left of photograph; "Supposed to represent an alligator: tail was apparently bent under as another figure near by left no room to extend it properly."--Attached typed note on bottom of album page.

Condition: Silvering, yellowing.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Initiation rites -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Hunting -- Mythology -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Weapons, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Body painting -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Macquarie Marshes -- Photographs.  |  Macquarie Marshes (N.S.W.) -- Photographs.

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