Intitchiuma ceremony of the witchetty grub totem

Archive Collections / Francis James Gillen / Series AA 108/50 / Intitchiuma ceremony of the witchetty grub totem

Two men seated in a dug out with one man striking the other with the sacred stone of the witchetty grub totem.

Formerly AP1127.

For mounted album photograph see AA 108/2/36/4_p35_AP1127.

For glass slides and plates see AA 108/41/3_AP1127.

17. 'Intitchiuma ceremony in connection with the Witchitty [Witchetty] grub Totem. Scene during ceremony. Head of Totem striking stomach of Witchitty [Witchetty] grub man with sacred stone'.

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/1/17
Date Range1890  -  1912
Quantity   1   Photograph (b&w print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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