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Glass plate negative - An episode in the great fire ceremony, Forrest River mission, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

Object type
Glass plate negatives

Object number
1985.0060.1069.001

Description
Black and white glass plate negative showing an Aboriginal man wearing a conical headdress on his hands and knees.

Reproduced by Basedow in "The Australian Aboriginal", FW Preece and Sons, Adelaide, 1925, plate XXXII. Caption reads: 'An epidode of the great fire ceremony, Kolaia tribe. / "Presently the music starts again, and the spirit known as 'Ngardaddi' is seen to be steathily creeping towards the fire, his body lying flat upon the ground and his legs dragging behind." '

Collection name
Dr Herbert Basedow collection

Photographer
Dr Herbert Basedow

Place designed
Australia

Date photographed
1916

Place depicted
Australia

Date photographed
1916

Materials
Photographic emulsion, Glass

Dimensions
Length: 100mm
Width: 125mm



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