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Initiation ceremony at 'Tank', Ramingining, Arnhem Land, 1999

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Published on Oct 22, 2006

A dhapi' initiation ceremony for a Djinba boy in north-central Arnhem Land. Djinang-, Djinba- and Burarra-speaking clanspeople participated in this ceremony, which reached its conclusion on the final day with the circumcision of the young boy (Dhuwa moiety).

Powerful scenes of men enacting shark through movement, vocables, and ritual are evident.

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