Albert Namatjira and his wife Rubina. In 1957 Namatjira and his wife gained Australian citizenship which entitled them to vote, own land, build a house and buy alcohol. Although Albert and Rubina were legally allowed to drink alcohol, his Aboriginal family and friends were not. The Arrernte culture expected him to share everything he owned. It was this contradiction that was to bring Namatjira into conflict with the law.
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Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira (1902-59) became interested in painting at the Hermannsburg Mission in the 1930s. After learning watercolour technique, he was persuaded to exhibit his work in Melbourne in 1938. The exhibition sold out in two days. During the 1940s his work became fashionable throughout Australia and he was the subject of a biography and a film. In 1954 he met the Queen in Canberra, and he was awarded citizenship status in 1957. One of the consequences of citizenship was that Namatjira was…
Monuments to Namatjira legacy lost to suspicious fire
TWO majestic ghost gums that were iconic images in Albert Namatjira's landscape paintings have burnt to the ground in suspicious circumstances, just weeks before they were due to be placed on the heritage register.
Artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) and Ghost Gums
Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) is arguably Australia's best known Aboriginal painter. He is known for watercolours of desert landscapes rather than the symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. His paintings also depict Ghost Gums that were to be listed as heritage sites in Alice Springs, but these trees have now been burnt down.
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Macdonell Range Near Alice Springs by Albert Namatjira. (Australia)
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