The Erection of the Sacred Pole


Man climbing up the sacred pole (or Kauaua) to arrange its Churinga. There are several men gathered at the base of the pole where they appear to be steadying it.

Formerly AP6052.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/22/18/3.

537. 'Placing churinga on the Kauaua 19 Oct 1967'.

Fig 84, p 371 in The Native Tribes of Central Australia, Spencer, B & Gillen, FJ, London: MacMillan and Co Limited, 1899.

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/3/537
Date Range1890  -  1899
Quantity   1   Print (b&w print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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