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Worshipping the figure of the deity, Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales, ca. 1895 [picture] / Charles H. Kerry
Bib ID 5481567
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 ; 15.3 x 20.1 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: "Aboriginals worshipping figure of the deity, 2597"--Lower left of photograph; "I was told a rambling story of this design to the effect that the forefathers of the Aboriginal tribes were lost in a forest and found a kangaroo for food, and meeting the snake asked their way and were wrongly directed, and never again came out. Note figures male and female."--Attached typed note on verso 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.  |  Ceremonial objects -- 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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