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|Daisy Bates recorded in her notes on initiation many details of a secret or sacred nature which may offend Aboriginal people. These files may include such secret or sensitive information and have not been made available for online viewing. Please apply to the Special Collections Librarian for access.
|Aboriginal totemic objects, sacred and secret, were kept to terrorise young men and boys into keeping strict food laws, among other things, such as their use in initiation ceremonies.
|Totems, totemism, Australian Aborigines, Western Australia
|Section V, 6c - Aboriginal Totemic Objects, Sacred and Secret
|Appears in Collections:
|Series 12, Section V
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