Indigenous Australians: *WARNING*: Contains images of deceased people

With great respect to the beautiful people who are depicted in these photographs and also to their Ancestors and their descendants: I noticed these wonderful images while looking through my book collection and felt they needed to be shared, so I scanned some of them. I hope you enjoy them.
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Man grinding ochre to decorate himself. From Nomads of the Australian Desert by Charles P. Mountford, 1976.

Man grinding ochre to decorate himself. From Nomads of the Australian Desert by Charles P. Mountford, 1976.

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"Waramanga man wearing a woman's head-rings as a magic cure for headache. Tennant Creek 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

"Waramanga man wearing a woman's head-rings as a magic cure for headache. Tennant Creek 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

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"Aranda man named Twairira, of the Echunpa (Lizard) totem, Alice Springs, 1896". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

"Aranda man named Twairira, of the Echunpa (Lizard) totem, Alice Springs, 1896". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

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A photograph taken of one of their informants, an Arrernte elder living in Alice Springs. Photograph taken by Spencer or Gillen in 1896.

A photograph taken of one of their informants, an Arrernte elder living in Alice Springs. Photograph taken by Spencer or Gillen in 1896.

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Nanatugurba and Nanabanji, a Luritja man and boy, June 1931. Photograph by Ernest Kramer.

Nanatugurba and Nanabanji, a Luritja man and boy, June 1931. Photograph by Ernest Kramer.

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"Waramanga youth passing through initiation ceremonies. Tennant Creek, July-Sept, 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

"Waramanga youth passing through initiation ceremonies. Tennant Creek, July-Sept, 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

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Aboriginal Rock Art at Emily Gap, in the East MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

Aboriginal Rock Art at Emily Gap, in the East MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

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"Kaititja girl. Barrow Creek, 11 July, 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

"Kaititja girl. Barrow Creek, 11 July, 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

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This photograph was made famous in the brilliant series "The First Australians". "Young Tjingili woman with plaited hair. Powell Creek, Sept-Oct 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

This photograph was made famous in the brilliant series "The First Australians". "Young Tjingili woman with plaited hair. Powell Creek, Sept-Oct 1901". From The Aboriginal Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, 1982.

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Three men of Warramunga Tribe Tennants Creek, Spencer and Gillen

Three men of Warramunga Tribe Tennants Creek, Spencer and Gillen

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