'Sheilds decorated for Totemic ceremony (sacred)'

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'Witchety grub. Udnirringita of Ulathirka'

Two shields decorated for a totemic ceremony, the larger one has a circle in the middle with wavey line motif and some form of animal plummage, probably emu. The smaller on has a circle motif, with some form of animal plummage also. They are photographed in front of rocks.

Formerly AP1035.

9. 'duplicate Mrs. Brailsford Robertson'.
10. 'Sheilds decorated for Totemic ceremony (sacred) Witchety grub. Udnirringita of Ulathirka'.

Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/48/2/9-10
Date Range1890  -  1912
Quantity   2   Photograph (sepia, b&w print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/48
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