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The Tombstone Opening: Torres Strait's Unique Ritual

The Tombstone Opening: Torres Strait’s Unique Ritual

The Tombstone Opening: Torres Strait’s Unique Ritual

The Tombstone Opening is a joyous ceremony performed years after a funeral to release the spirit of the deceased by Torres Strait Islanders, an Australian Indigenous minority, Melanesians from islands north of Cape York in Queensland.

The Tombstone Opening is a joyous ceremony performed years after a funeral to release the spirit of the deceased by Torres Strait Islanders, an Australian Indigenous minority, Melanesians from islands north of Cape York in Queensland.

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