Henry James Edgar Staines
The language Guugu Yimithirr (also known as Koko Yindjir, Gugu Yimidhirr, Guguyimidjir) of this region call this district Gangaar. It divides into thirty-two clan (or extended family) groups.
This photographs depicts a group of men, women and children of this region. Some of the men have cicatrices, headband, fibre belts and spears. The woman holding the baby with the shell pendant necklace has cicatrice on her upper left shoulder and another is wearing a hair loin cloth. The woman painted all white body paint might be in mourning.
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