Final burial ceremony

A group of decorated male performers stand in a line with their legs spread and their hands on their heads. A ritual mortuary trench has been dug in the space between their feet. A line of people are crawling along the trench.

No former AP number located.

72. 'Burumburu'.

Photograph appears in The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer (2005) fig 75. 'Final burial ceremonies. Women crawling along ritual mortuary trench. Tennant Creek, 23 August 1901.'

Photograph taken Tennant Creek, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Waramanga.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/2/72
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   1   Print
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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