Image: Returning from ceremony, Kerewa village, Gulf Province, PNG

Returning from ceremony, Kerewa village, Gulf Province, PNG

A visitor returning home after a ceremony at Kerewa village, Goaribari Island, Gulf Province, PNG. January 1923. V4219

Photographer:
Frank Hurley
Rights:
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum

Notes

Hurley landed at Kerewa on the morning after an all-night ceremony. He was 'grieved to observe that the dancers of the previous night were leaving the village in their canoes for their various circumjacent villages. They were intensely pictorial in the feathery plumes and paint.' Hurley was still able to photograph some of the visitors before they departed.

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