Group of decorated young men and boys


Four young men lined up with ceremonial paint on their upper bodies, with three younger boys standing in front of them also with ceremonial paint on their chests. There are trees in the background.

Formerly AP1089.

For mounted album photograph see AA 108/2/27/2_p26_AP1089 & AA 108/12/49/4.

For glass slides and plates see AA 108/41/3_AP1089.

2. 'Group of young men & boys: the boys have just been decorated with totemic drawings after undergoing the preliminary initiation rite after which they are forbidden to frequent the womens camp'.

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/1/2
Date Range1890  -  1912
Quantity   1   Photograph (b&w print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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