Group in front of shelter, Atherton Tableland, ca. 1900

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Where: Queensland, Barcaldine, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Creator: Alfred Atkinson.

Location: Atherton Tableland, Queensland.

Description: Two men, two women and a child in front of their wooden, branch Gunyah [hut/ shelter]. Cicatrices [scars] can be seen on the men. One is holding a nulla nulla with shield. The other man is holding a boomerang with spear and wearing cloth to cover his pubic area. In front of the child is a basket.

Both the Djirrbal and Ngadjonji tribes are two of six tribes that make up the Djirrbalngan language area of what is now known as the Atherton Tablelands, Innisfail and Tully,

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