Ceremony of the wollonqua [snake] totem


Nine male performers decorated and wearing helmets kneeling next to a drawing on the sand. A group of men stand around the performers. Four of the audience members are reaching out to grab the helmets of the performers.

No former AP number located.

42. 'Close of a ceremony in connection with the Wollungna [wollonqua] totem (snake). The helmets of the performers are being snatched off as they sit round a design representing the snake etc drawn on the ground. Warramunga.'

Photograph taken central Australia.

Tindale Tribes: Waramanga.

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