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An expanding Aboriginal Domain: mobility and initiation journey

Peterson, Nicolas


Some pre-circumcision candidates in the Western Desert culture area are taken on a journey to gather people for the final ceremony. Since Aboriginal people started to own cars in the 1960s, these journeys have expanded to such an extent that the outward journey discussed here covered 2250 km. The question of why it is the initiation ceremony, rather than some other ceremonial form, that is becoming the basis for the integration of this expanding Aboriginal domain is addressed and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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