Sacred ceremony of the kangaroo totem


Two decorated men holding a Wangina (a ceremonial apparatus) above their heads, with a group of men sitting behind them. There are two men standing off to the side and piles of leaves forming a break wall behind the sitting men. There are mountains far off in the distance and trees in the middle ground.

Formerly AP1095.

For mounted album photographs see AA 108/2/28/4_p27_AP1095 & AA 108/48/1_AP1095.

For glass slides and plates see AA 108/41/3_AP1095.

5. 'Duplicate. Mrs. Brailsford Robertson. 28'.
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8. 'Duplicate'.
9. 'Sacred ceremony Kangaroo Totem of Moirka displaying the sacred Waninga at the Apulla, before the candidate for circumcision'.
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Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/1/5-10
Date Range1890  -  1912
Quantity   6   Photograph (3 b&w & 2 sepia prints, 2 images on one (AP5974) print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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