This photograph shows two men and four women and a children from the Herberton District.
Herberton traditional owners are the Jirrbal, also known as Dyirbal people.
The men have handkerchiefs covering their pubic areas, traditional cicatrices [scars] on their stomach and are hold spears.
The women are topless, while wearing skirts. You can see cicatrices on the women upper arm and a demonstration of a woven basket.
View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/146937
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