'Sacred ceremony of wild bat (Elkintira) of Imanda'

Archive Collections / Francis James Gillen / Series AA 108/50 / 'Sacred ceremony of wild bat (Elkintira) of Imanda'

Two men decorated for sacred ceremony of the white bat totem, one man standing with an elborate headress, his hands behind him. The other man is kneeling before him facing him - with his back to the photographer, hands on the ground in front.

Formerly AP1188.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/51/5_p50_AP1188, AA108/12/18/4 and

For glass slides and plates see AA108/41/3_AP1188.

235. 'Sacred ceremony of wild bat (Elkintira) of Imanda. Hugh river'.

Photograph taken Hugh River, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/2/235
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   1   Print (b&w from slide)
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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