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Kolaia man wearing a headdress worn in a fire ceremony

Herbert Basedow1916

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Canberra, Australia

glass plate negative
National Museum of Australia

One evening, while Herbert Basedow and his party were at the Forrest River Mission, the missionary Ernest Gribble gave a slide show. This was followed by a 'gala corroboree' in which a number of ceremonies were performed. As the ceremonies took place at night, Basedow asked this man to pose later, during daylight.

Details

  • Title: Kolaia man wearing a headdress worn in a fire ceremony
  • Creator: Herbert Basedow
  • Date: 1916
  • Location: Forrest River, Western Australia
  • External link: A Different Time

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