A1200, L8603

Tjuringas are sacred stones or pieces of wood belonging to members of certain tribes in Central Australia. Tjuringa is an Aranda term. The Tjuringa represents the essence of spirit of the human totemite (the owner of the Tjuringa). On the Tjuringa will be carved some device peculiar to the totem of the owner. The Tjuringas are sacred and are not to be seen by women or uninititated children. They are kept in sacred storehouses, caves holes in rocks, etc. Each tribal group has its own sacred storehouse [photographic image] / photographer, G Cribb. 1 photographic negative: b&w, acetate

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Item barcode 11145757
Part of series A1200
Control symbol L8603
Title Tjuringas are sacred stones or pieces of wood belonging to members of certain tribes in Central Australia. Tjuringa is an Aranda term. The Tjuringa represents the essence of spirit of the human totemite (the owner of the Tjuringa). On the Tjuringa will be carved some device peculiar to the totem of the owner. The Tjuringas are sacred and are not to be seen by women or uninititated children. They are kept in sacred storehouses, caves holes in rocks, etc. Each tribal group has its own sacred storehouse [photographic image] / photographer, G Cribb. 1 photographic negative: b&w, acetate
Contents dates 1947 - 1947
Location Canberra
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