'Sacred ceremony of the wild cat totem'


Men during the ceremony of the wild cat totem circling a central figure seated with his hands behind his back, with a totem alongside him. The scene is flanked by shrubs and rocks. Several dogs are also in the photograph.

Formerly AP1180.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/49/5_p48_AP1180, AA108/2/50/2_p49_AP1180, AA108/12/5/3, and AA108/24/38/4.

For glass slides and plates AA108/41/3_AP1180.

221. 'Sacred ceremony of Wild Cat totem of Arapara Quapara Achilpa of Arapara'.

Photograph taken Central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/2/221
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   1   Print (b&w print from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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