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16-30 (A): 16. Warriors in ambush. Ceremony in the Bora ground 17. Worshipping the deity. Ceremony in the Bora Ground 18. The Bora rite, or initiation of young men. Novices with heads shrouded 19. Opening the Bora 20. Spearing a wild animal. Ceremony Bora Ground 21. Gathering bird eggs. Ceremony Bora Ground 22. Spearing the wild bull. Ceremony Bora Ground 23. Following the emu. Ceremony Bora Ground 24. Bora rite: Young men waiting the decision of the Chiefs 25. Corroboree - A battle 26. Corroboree - Drafting sheep 27. Corroboree - A tribal fight 28. Corroboree - Healing the stick 29. Tracking 30. Spearing fish B: offset print

circa 1880s


Kerry & King


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  • Details

    circa 1880s
    Media categories
    Photograph , Reproduction
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph, offset print
    21.8 x 31.0 cm original card :

    a - 16-30, 19.2 x 14.6 cm, image/sheet

    b - letter, 26.3 x 20.8 cm, sheet

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased 1986
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Unable to display image due to cultural restrictions
    Artist information
    Kerry & King

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