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Body of a warrior from the Aseki area, Papua New Guinea, approximately 1968 / Robin Smith
Bib ID 7045068
Format PicturePicture [still image, online resource]
Author
Smith, Robin (Robin Vaughan Francis), 1927- photographer
 
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Description approximately 1968 
1 online resource (1 photograph) : TIFF file, colour. 
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Smith, Robin (Robin Vaughan Francis), 1927- Indigenous communities in Papua New Guinea and road signs from remote communities in Australia, approximately 1968.

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Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from acquisitions documentation.

After death warriors were smoked over a fire for about ten days and attended to by villagers during the whole process. Then the body was carried up to a cave shelter propped up in a sitting position using arrows under the arms and knees, away from animals that might destroy the body--Information from acquisitions documentation.

Part of the collection: Indigenous communities in Papua New Guinea and road signs from remote communities in Australia, approximately 1968.

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Subjects Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Papua New Guinea -- Photographs.  |  Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Smith, Robin (Robin Vaughan Francis), 1927-
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