Larwari and Walkara

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Larwari and Walkara

  • 1977 ----- color ----- 43 min ----- 16mm
  • Documents an aboriginal rite performed in 1972 by men of the Walbira tribe in Northern Territory, Australia. The ceremonies are associated with the myth of the Mamandabari sisters, two ancestral figures said to have been pursued and killed by dingoes at Walkara. Also provides insight into the problems facing contemporary aborigines who wish to preserve and maintain their traditional customs and ceremonies.
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  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Austronesia, Religions)