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Five Aboriginal men preparing for a ceremonial dance, each holds a large boomerang except one who holds a spear and one man holds two, each man has his body painted in a unique pattern, each wears a highly decorative unique headdress and each is striking a different pose, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, ca.1915 [picture] / Frank Hurley
Bib ID 2275998
Format PicturePicture
Author
Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962
 
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Access Conditions Restricted access. Aboriginal ceremonial and gender specific material (men's business). 
Description ca. 1915 
1 photograph : silver gelatin, sepia ; 11.7 x 16.5 cm. 
Series

New Guinea natives, villages & activities.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from information by researcher.

Inscriptions: "5215 Aborigines performing Boomerang Corroboree Gulf of Carpentaria"--In pencil on reverse.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Rites and ceremonies -- Photographs.  |  Ceremonies - Men.  |  Body painting -- Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Headgear -- Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Boomerangs -- Photographs.  |  Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54).

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