Final burial ceremony

A group of decorated male performers stand in a line with their legs spread and their hands on their heads. A trench has been dug in the space between their feet. In the background, a group of women stand with their hands on their heads. Several women have begun crawling in the trench between the performers' legs.

No former AP number located.

74. 'Burumburu'.

Photograph appears in The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer (2005) fig 74. 'Final burial ceremonies. Women begin to crawl along ritual mortuary trench. Tennant Creek, 23 August 1901.'

Photograph taken Tennant Creek, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Waramanga.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/2/74
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   1   Print
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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