'Singing the Lalira'


Men sitting grouped together in front of a canopy of leaves singing to the Lalira (the stone that the elders use to perform circumcision) before the initiation ceremony takes place.

Formerly AP1164.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/45/5 & AA108/22/9/2.

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

560. 'Gillen no. 164 Duplicate'.
561. 'Singing the lalira (operating knife) previous circumcision knife in centre group hardly [illegible]'.
562. '"Ilchilpa" men singing the lalira, the stone knife used for circumcision at Apulla ground, Arunta Tribe'.

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/3/560-562
Date Range1890  -  1901
Quantity   3   Print (2 b&w prints, b&w print from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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