Dhapi Ceremony at Yirrkala - 1972

Dhapi Ceremony at Yirrkala - 1972

Downloadable Video - 1996
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This is an archival record film of a circumcision ceremony at Yirrkala in 1972. On many occasions over the three weeks prior to the main ceremony the boys to be circumcised are sung over and beautifully painted with clan designs. As the final day approaches the paintings become ever more elaborate. No translation or documentation is included in this archival record.
Publisher: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia,, 1996.
[San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2019.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file,MPEG-4,Flash


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