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Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Object type
Glass plate negatives

Object number
1985.0060.2632.001

Description
Black and white glass plate negative. Caption: Old Kai Kai, the leading medecine man of the western Aranda. 'The medicine man is not so much an individual who has the knowledge of medicinal values of herbs and surgical practices as one who is the recognized sorcerer..'. Note also the emu-feather skull cap, light-wood shield, and 'Kutturu'.

Reproduced by Basedow in "The Australian Aboriginal", FW Preece And Sons, Adelaide, 1925, plate VIII. Caption reads: 'Old Kai-Kai, the leading medicine man of the western Arunndta. / "The medicine man is not so much an individual who has the knowledge of medicinal values of herbs and surgical practices as one who is the recognized sorcerer. . . ." / (Note also the emu-feather skull cap, loght-wood shield, and "Kutturu.")'

Collection name
Dr Herbert Basedow collection

Photographer
Dr Herbert Basedow

Production place
Australia

Production date
1920

Place depicted
Henbury, Northern Territory, Australia

Date photographed
1900 - 1929
1900s-1920s

Materials
Photographic emulsion, Glass

Dimensions
Length: 82mm
Width: 108mm



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