Rainmaking ceremony


Man decorated for a rain ceremony kneeling on the ground with his arms outstretched in motion, with many men seated behind him. There is scrubland in the background. This image is almost identical to AA108/50/1/344-357.

Formerly AP1132.

The description in the SAM Anthropology Register does not match the image. The description for AP1131 'Rain ceremony for bringing about rain' is more appropriate.

This image is the same man from AA108/50/1/344-357, AA108/50/1/358-365 & AA108/50/1/366-368. It appears to fit within the documented sequence of photographs.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/37/5_p36_AP1132.

For glass slides and platess AA108/41/3_AP1132.

369. No annotation recorded.
370. No annotation recorded.
371. No annotation recorded.
372. No annotation recorded.
373. 'Duplicate'.
374. No annotation recorded.
375. 'Duplicate'.
376. 'Duplicate'.
377. ''Group of men watching men displaying sacred churinga Emu Totem Ceremony'.

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/2/369-377
Date Range1896  -  1897
Quantity   9   Print (8 b&w prints, 1 b&w print from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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