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 Public Dancing


The Mornington Island Mission camp dance ground, 1936.
(Photograph: N.F. Nelson, courtesy of Fryer Library.)

dance ground

 

Lardil men prepared for dance at the Mornington Island Mission Camp, 1936.
(Photograph: N.F. Nelson, courtesy of Fryer Library.)

men prepared for dance

 

Feather body decoration. Kelly Bunbujee and Fred Jarrarr attach feather balls (yurrwa) to
Jackson Jacob. (Photograph: Australian Museum.)

Feather decoration for dance

 

This dance performance was at the Dijinkiya dance ground in 1975, a dance of the suffering
of Thuwathu, the Rainbow Serpent. (Photograph: Paul Memmott, 1975.)

dance