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Listed under:  Society  >  Religion  >  Religious faiths  >  Primal religions  >  Totemism

Ken Thaiday Snr wearing a shark headdress, 2006

This colour photograph depicts Ken Thaiday Snr wearing a beizam or shark headdress of his own creation while performing the dance of his shark totem. There are two representations of the hammerhead shark on the headdress - a body model on top and a foreshortened version at right angles underneath. Feathers decorate the ...

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Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...