Rain dance ceremony


Seven men decorated for a rain dance ceremony standing facing the photographer. Five of the men are wearing embellished headdresses.

Formerly AP5992.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/8/6/2 and AA108/18/7/2.

Eleven men performing a rain dance. This image is similar to images formally numbered AP5997 & AP5993. Three of the men are decorated without embellished headdresses.

Formerly AP1194.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/53/3_p52_AP1194.

For glass slides and plates see AA108/41/3_AP1194.

270. 'Book 1 no.25 5992. Rain Dance, Charlotte Waters'.
271. 'Rain dance of the arunta tribe'.

Photograph taken Charlotte Waters, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/2/270-271
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   2   Print (2 b&w prints with 2 photographs per print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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