Aboriginal initiation ceremony, 1795

Aboriginal initiation ceremony, 1795

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Caption: Aboriginal initiation ceremony. 18th-century artwork of an aboriginal initiation ceremony involving tooth avulsion (removal). The ceremony, shown taking place in 1795, was called Yoo-lahng erah-ba-diahng. This artwork is from 'An account of the English colony in New South Wales' (1798) by David Collins (1756-1810).

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