A Tiwi Burial Site On Melville Island , With The Pukumani Funerary Poles Over Th ...
Stockphoto ID: 2755352
File name: 294200.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia
Description: A Tiwi burial site on Melville Island , with the Pukumani funerary poles over the graves . Carved and painted " Pukumani poles " left during the burial of a Mungatopi elder are typical of the people living on the Tiwi islands . Personal effects of the deceased are also left behind . This site is in Karslake , Milikapiti ( Snake Bay ) , on Melville Island . 08 / 06 / 1986 Australia
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