Wurtja in readiness for circumcision ceremony


Two boys crouched down with their backs decorated before a circumcision ceremony. With two older men sitting alongside them.

Formerly AP1161.

Following on from AA108/50/1/3/461-464.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/45/2_p44_AP1042 & AA108/22/16/3.

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

465. 'Waitja decorated with sacred ceremony for circumcision'.
466. 'Waitja decorated for circumcision hiding behind the brake [illegible] Duplicate'.
467. 'Duplicate'.
468. 'Duplicate. Gillen'.
469. 'Candidates for circumcision decorated with totemic design in readiness for the operation at Apulla'.

Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/3/465-469
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   5   Print (sepia print, b&w print, 3 b&w prints from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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