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Aboriginal Australian man Ringidj, Liverpool River region, Northern Territory, October 1952 / Axel Poignant
Bib ID 7817853
Format PicturePicture [still image, sheet]
Author
Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986, photographer
 
Description 1952 
1 photograph : black and white ; 20.5 x 15 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 reverse.

Inscriptions: "Copyright Axel Poignant"--Photographers stamp on reverse; "Hollow log coffin or lorgun. Liverpool River Oct. 1952. Hollow log coffin contains bones of Ringidj's father. He has just removed the bark covering, revealing the design"--Typed on label on reverse.

"Negative no.: AL 214.3"--Typed on label on verso.

Condition: Creases, surface abrasions.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Coffins - Log coffins.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites -- Northern Territory -- Liverpool River Region -- Photographs.  |  Liverpool River (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)  |  Liverpool River Region (N.T.) -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986
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