Wurtja decorated for circumcision ceremony


Two boys crouched down with their backs decorated before a circumcision ceremony.

Formerly AP1042.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/15/3_p14_AP1042 & AA108/22/19/2.

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

461. 'Duplicate. Mrs. Brailsford Robertson. Prob. F.J.Gillen'.
462. 'Wurtja decorated for circumcision for initiation ceremony'.
463. 'Duplicate'.
464. 'Two boys Wurtja decorated with Totemic designs preparatory to the right of circumcision'.

Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/3/461-464
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   4   Print (sepia print, b&w print, 2 b&w prints from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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