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Kuringal

Synopsis

Kuringal re-enacts the 1883 gathering of First Nations people at the top of Doctor George Mountain, on NSW's Far South Coast, for a Kuringal ceremony also known as a men's initiation ceremony. The gathering brought more than 130 First Nations people from neighbouring tribes together.

The short film includes re-enactments of the cultural dances that took place at the time, performed by the Gulaga Dancers.

During the film, historical anthropologist Dr Jason Gibson recounts how the Kuringal ceremony had been documented by one of the world's earliest anthropologists, Alfred William Howitt.

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Rating
G - general

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Korff, J 2022, Kuringal, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/kuringal>, retrieved 3 December 2022

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