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Two Aboriginal men carrying the deceased body of another wrapped in paperbark above their heads towards a raised funerary platform, behind them the community are standing and waiting, some dressed traditionally, many in missionary clothing, Northern Territory, 1914 [picture] / Frank Hurley
Bib ID 6094256
Format PicturePicture
Author
Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962
 
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Access Conditions Restricted. Aboriginal ceremonial and gender specific material (men's business). 
Description 1914 
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 13.6 cm. 
Series

Alexandre Chayet collection, 1800-1920

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Part of the Alexandre Chayet collection, 1800-1920.

Condition: Yellowing.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Ceremonies.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites -- Northern Territory -- Photographs.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Mourning customs -- Northern Territory -- Photographs.  |  Plants - Paperbark.  |  Northern Territory -- Photographs.

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