Namatjira, Albert (1902-1959)

Also known as
Namatjira, Albert (1902-)
Namatjira, Elea (1902-1959)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter
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Biographies

Albert (Elea) Namatjira (1902-1959), artist, was born on 28 July 1902 at Hermannsburg (Ntaria), Northern Territory, son of Namatjira and his wife Ljukuta. Elea belonged to the western group of the Arrernte...

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  • (member of) Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14)
  • (member of) Western Arrernte people (C8) (NT SF53-13)

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Resources for Albert Namatjira

Selected resources (63)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

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  2. The heritage of Namatjira : the watercolourists of Central Australia.

    Summary: Biography of water colour painter Albert Namatjira.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14)Western Arrernte people (C8) (NT SF53-13);

  3. Dawn 16(8) 1967 : 5,
    [1967]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Grandson of Famous Artist

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

     

     

     

  4. Dawn 11 (12) 1962 : 15
    [1962]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Photograph: "Namatjira the artist reading an Aranda translation of the New Testament"; concept of money

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

     

     

     

  5. Dawn 6 (3) 1957 : 10-11. Dawn 6 (3) 1957 : 18 . Dawn 5 (11) 1956 : 1. Dawn 6 (8) 1957 : 14. Dawn 7 (1)1958 : 14. Dawn 7 (12) 1958 : 5. Dawn 8 (6) 1959 : 19. Dawn 8 (9) 1959 : 11. Dawn 8 (10) 1959 : 21. Dawn 7 (3) 1958 : 3 . Dawn 8 (8) 1959 : 7 Dawn 8 (12) 1959 : 5,Dawn 8 (12) 1959 : 14, Dawn 9 (3) 1960 : 1.
    [1960]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Father of Enos, in Dawn 6. Father of Keith, in Dawn 6. Mentioned in Dawn 5. He gave a painting Are youga Paddock, James Range to Cootamundra Girls Home, in Dawn 6. citizenship, considerable income, daughter Eiwala in Dawn 7. Father of Eiwala, in Dawn 7. Artists, in Dawn 8. Tribute to Albert in Dawn 8. Artist, in Dawn 8. Artists, in dawn 7. Artist, mentioned in Dawn 8. Mentioned in Dawn 8 (12) funeral of Albert Namatjira, address by Pastor FW Albrecht, in Dawn 9.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); James Ranges (South Central NT SG53-01, SG53-02); Cootamundra (SW NSW SI55-11)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

     

     

     

  6. Henson, Barbara, A Straight-out Man 1992
    [1992]

    Summary: p75 Became interested in the paintings of John Gardner and Rex Battarbee who had Albrechts permission to stay on the mission for several months and paint scenes of the mission. albert felt that he too might be able to paint similar and they offered to give him painting lessons, in return for his services as a camel man.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  7. A Straight Out Man,
    Henson Barbara.
    [. P 197-198 P269]
    Published: Carlton, Vic. : MUP, 1992,

    Summary: Subject of pamphlet written by Albrecht for Aborigines' Friends Association; increasing income; applied for grazing block north of Mount Liebig; interested in developing a mine; way of life; sentenced to gaol term

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  8. Henson, Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992 P178
    [1992]

    Summary: Tells how Alberts work had influence on an increasing number of Hermannsburg men, who also took up painting.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  9. Henson, Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992 P 167
    [1992]

    Summary: Mentions the positive effect his work had on the mission

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  10. Henson, Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992. P 126
    [1992]

    Summary: Photo of Namatjira and some of his paintings

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  11. Henson Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992. P122
    [1992]

    Summary: Arts exhibition in Melbourne, first time Albert used his surname. He chose his fathers Aboriginal name before he had changed it to Jonathon

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  12. Henson, Barbara, A Straight Out Man 1992. P. 283
    [1992]

    Summary: Albrecht was approached over a scholarship idea in memory of Albert

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  13. Henson Barbara, A Straight Out Man 1992. P 240
    [1992]

    Summary: Died in hospital with Albrecht and Rubina by his side. It was a few weeks after his fifty-seventh birthday

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  14. Henson Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992. P 238
    [1992]

    Summary: Was sent to Papunya as part of his prison sentence

    Place: Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16)

  15. Henson, Barbara. A Straight Out Man 1992. P234
    [1992]

    Summary: Tells of the problems of drinking and spending experienced by namatjira because of kinship connections

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  16. Henson Barbara A Straight Out Man 1992. P233
    [1992]

    Summary: Tells of his citizenship and some of the problems

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

  17. Henson Barbara, A Straight Out Man 1992. P 205
    [1992]

    Summary: presented Albrecht with a painting On Albrechts departure from the mission

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  18. Henson, Barbara, A Straight Out Man 1992
    [1992]

    Summary: P 74 becoming skilled in poker work a new style of curio carved wood ornaments

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  19. Henson Barbara, A Straight Out Man

    Summary: P 68-69 Went with Albrecht on his second mission trek westward, Albrecht became ill and the men went on alone. Albert spent Christmas with Abel at a bush camp at Pikilli. Albert lost 2 stone in weight while on this bush trip.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  20. A Straight Out Man,
    Henson Barbara.
    [p. xii, xv]
    Published: Carlton, Vic. : MUP, 1992,

    Summary: Mentioned

  21. Atkinson, Ann. The dictionary of famous Australians. p186

    Summary: Brief biography.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  22. A Straight Out Man,
    Henson Barbara.
    [p. xii, xv, 68, 75, 78-79, 120, 122, 126, 140, 167, 178-180, 184, 185, 187, 221, 233-241, 242, 246, 262,]
    Published: Carlton, Vic. : MUP, 1992,

    Summary: At bush camp with Abel at Pikilli; start as artist; went with Rex Battarbee and camel team down the Finke; lessons with Battarbee; work ethic; using traditional European techniques of water-colour and canvas; first exhibition un Fine Arts Gallery in Melbourne; sale of paintings; origin of European style surname of Namatjira; impact of success of Albert's paintings in Hermannsburg community; men in Hermannsburg taking up painting; exhibition in Perth; start of school of painting; forming of art council to handle sales; donation of two paintings for electric lights in the church; purchase of building; Photograph: "Albert Namatjira and his father, Jonathon"; death of Albert's father; citizenship; drinking; living at Morris Soak; threat of gaol sentence; returned to Hermannsburg; taxis as transport; Albert's death;

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  23. Art of Aboriginal Australia. 1974 : 26-27. Photo p.27
    [1974]

    Summary: He held his first exhibition of water colours in Melbourne in 1938. He had a painting career which extended over 23 years. For a short period he signed his works Namatjira Albert. He spent the last two months of his life at the Papunya settlement, in the heart of the Western McDonnells

    Place: Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16); Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

  24. Aplin, G. J. (ed). Australians : A Historical Dictionary. 1987 : 283.
    [1987]

    Summary: He was born at the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission near Alice Springs. He married Rubina Elkalita in 1919. His landscapes were exhibited in Melbourne in 1938, all work being sold within two days of the opening. He died in 1959 four months after being released from prison.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14); Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  25. Young, F. Aboriginal artist takes up grazing property. Australian Womens Weekly, 21/1/1950 : 26-27
    [1950]

    Summary: Photos - wants sons to settle on forebears land.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  26. Batty, J.D. Namatjira : wanderer between two worlds. 1963 : 19, 22-3, 31, 93, 106-7
    [1963]

    Summary: Son of Namatjira (took fathers name as surname) and Ljukuta; eloped at 18 with Ilkalita (christened Rubina, Nov 1923), daughter of Wapiti, Kukatja ceremonial chief of Merini. Children; Enos, Oscar, Maisie (b1920-22); Hazel b1925, Nelda b1928 (d. 17mths); Ewald b1930, Martha b1932, Violet b1935 (d. 5 mths).

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Kukatja people (A68) (WA SF52-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  27. Brackenreg, John Central Australian artist : Albert Namatjira. Sydney, Legend Press, 1984 B B797.45/C1
    [1984]

    Summary: Biography.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Sydney (NSW SI56-05)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  28. Carter, Jeff People of the inland. Rigby, 1966 : 264-6
    [1966]

    Summary: Artist - biographical details. Re efforts to get grazing license when he had 900 pounds war of bonds in bank. Whites blocked purchase of town block in Alice Springs. Sons; Enos, Oscar, Ewald and Keith. p266 - spent 80 pounds per week supporting relatives and friends.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  29. Strehlow, Theodore George Henry, Nomads in no mans land. Aboriginal Advancement League, Adelaide 1961
    [1961]

    Summary: Story of.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT); Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  30. National Aboriginal Day 1981 : 6-9
    [1981]

    Summary: Biography.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  31. Honours for Aborigines. Identity 1(2) 1971 : 15
    [1971]

    Summary: Awarded Coronation Medal, 1953.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  32. Elkin, Adolphus Peter. A modern Aboriginal Artist. Social Horizons 2/7/1945 : 34-39
    [1945]

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  33. Perth Daily News. Australian Aboriginals in the News, 1983 May 2(2)
    [1983]

    Summary: Philip McLaren to be the producer of a TV film on Albert Namatjira. 14 years of preparatory work claimed.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Perth (SW WA SH50-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  34. Mountford, C.P. The art of Albert Namatjira. 1944
    [1944]

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  35. Battarbee, R. Modern Australian Aboriginal Art. 1951
    [1951]

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  36. Hall, Victor Charles. Namatjira of the Aranda. 1962
    [1962]

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  37. Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. Department of Information Namatjira, the painter [film] 1947 20 min. Sound and colour.
    [1947]

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  38. Freeman, V. Namatjira : the man behind the myth. Walkabout 38(11)1971 : 68-72
    [1971]

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  39. Wills, Nancy Give me back my dreaming : background to the Australian Aboriginal claim to land rights. Communist Arts Group (Lola) 1982 : 11-15
    [1982]

    Summary: Biography.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  40. Clune, Frank. Albert Namatjira - Our Great Aboriginal Painter. Dawn 6(3) 1957 : 11
    [1957]
    Series: (ISSN )

    Summary: Reminiscences of Namatjira.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

     

     

     

  41. Aborigines Friends Association Annual Report 1938 : 15
    [1938]

    Summary: Portrait 1938 - famed water-colour artist; at Haasts Bluff.

    Place: Ikuntji / Haasts Bluff (South Central NT SF52-16); Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  42. Lockwood, D. We, the Aborigines. 1963 : 13-16
    [1963]

    Summary: Photo.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  43. Rowe, G. Sketches of Outstanding Aborigines. 1956 Pamphlet
    [1956]

    Summary: The inspiration to paint came to Albert Namatjira at the Hermannsburg Mission in 1934, when he saw an exhibition of watercolours done in the district by Rex Battarbee and John Gardiner. He informed Pastor Albrecht of his desire, and he offered to help him. When Mr Battarbee returned to the district two years later, Albert offered to be camel boy for him, in return for lessons in painting. They were away for two months, during which he received the only lessons he ever had. He was then 34, had been married for years, and had several children. He was already a craftsman in iron and wood, a good worker, and ambitious to improve his position; and his adoption of the Christian faith had brought a steadiness into his life which enabled him to pursue a definite aim. His first exhibition was held in Melbourne in 1938, when Mr WH Gill gave him his first chance to prove his worth to the art world. The exhibition was a great success, and since that time, exhibitions of his paintings have been held in all the State Capitals, and Alice Springs. Some years, he has received as much as 2,000 pounds for his paintings. Inspired by his example, several other members of the Aranda tribe have taken up painting, including his own son, but it was several years before their work was good enough to attract attention. Of late years, members of this Hermannsburg art group have held exhibitions in several of the capital cities, sometimes in association with Namatjira. In 1953, Namatjira was one of several aborigines to be awarded the Coronation Medal, and in 1954, was one of the two Northern Territory aborigines flown from Darwin to Canberra with the official party for presentation to Her Majesty, the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Before returning to his home, he was entertained by friends and well-wishers in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and in the Tanunda district of South Australia, where he paid a tribute to the first missionaries who, nearly 80 years before, had set out from that district on the long and tedious overland journey to Central Australia, to found the mission at Hermannsburg. He also thanked the people for their long and sustained interest in the people of his tribe.

    Place: Darwin (NT Top End SD52-04); Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13); Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14); South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53); Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09); Sydney (NSW SI56-05); Canberra (ACT SI55-16); Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  44. LeGuary, L. Australian Aborigines. 1980 : 98-9
    [1980]

    Summary: Biography. Eloped at 17 with Ilkalita, a Loutja. Obituary in London Times. Photo

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

  45. Albrecht, Friedrich Wilhelm. The story of Albert Namatjira : noted Aboriginal artist, as presented in the address at his funeral. Alice Spirngs, NT, Australian Missionary Society, 1959. Pamphlet
    [1959]

    Summary: Biography.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  46. Christie, Manson & Woods (Australia) Ltd. [Christies Australia]. Australian paintings, prints and books, various properties which will be sold at auct-ion at Gallery 499, 499 Bourke Street, Melbourne on Sunday 12 April 1987. Pamphlet
    [1987]

    Summary: Auction catalogue; includes watercolours by Albert Namatjira Biography.

  47. Pix. January 5, 1957 : 29-31
    [1957]

    Summary: Good period piece written in 1957. Shows his being feted by white society; showered with presents. At the height of his time as a celebrity. Good series of photos.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  48. Deadly Vibe.
    [Issue 55 (September 2001), p. 21,]

    Summary: A tribute to the famous artist on the eve of Yeperenye Federation Festival.

    Place: Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02);

  49. Dawn
    [Vol. 1, no. 4 (April 1952), p. 6-7,]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Article about Albert and his work.

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

     

     

     

  50. Take this child ... : from Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children's Home.
    Cummings, Barbara.
    [p. 91,]
    Published: Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1990,

    Summary: Albert Namatjira one of six "Aborigines ... outside the blanket gazettal" of register of wards (1958)

    Place: Darwin (NT Top End SD52-04)

  51. Mowanjum 50 years : community history / [compiled and edited by Mary Anne Jebb],
    [p. 99]
    Published: Derby, W.A. : Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and Mowanjum Artists Spirit of the Wandjina Aboriginal Corporation, 2008,

    Summary: Jack Wherra likened to Albert Namatjirra as artist

    Place: Mowanjum (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)

  52. Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger,
    Kruger, Alec.
    [p. 243-244]
    Published: Alice Springs, N.T. : IAD Press, c 2007,

    Summary: Aboriginal families near the Gap and the old Lutheran Church mission, Alice Springs: Armstrongs, Buttons, Jack and Fanny Miller and family, Corrigans, Flys, Glen and Gladys Smith, Eli Rubuntja and Leonora, Kenny and Hilda Swan, Coxes; at Palmers Camp: Tim Shawa and family, Alec McDonald, Turners, Hayes, Davids; edge of town: Matt Savage and Dick Smith; Hermannsburg: Albert Namatjira, Ebitarinjas

    Place: Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14); Katherine (NT Top End SD53-09); Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14); Mount Isa (Qld Far NW SF54-01); Darwin (NT Top End SD52-04)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02);

  53. Songman : the story of an Aboriginal elder of Uluru,
    Randall, Bob.
    [p.177]
    Published: Sydney : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003,

    Summary: Albert Namatjira, painter

    Place: Northern Territory (NT)

  54. If everyone cared : autobiography of Margaret Tucker M.B.E.,
    Tucker, Margaret.
    [pages 194-195]
    Published: London : Grosvenor, 1983,

    Summary: Margaret trip to America for Moral Re-Armament; at home Mollie working, Sarah Cooper caring for household; appointed to Aborigines Welfare Board; Sir Doug Nicholls and Harold Blair Board members; visit to Brisbane; meeting Sir Raphael Cilento; letter to Albert Namatjira; visit to Canberra, 1960s conference on Moral Re-Armament

    Place: Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

  55. Dawn 5 (6) 1956 : 13-14
    [1956]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Inspired to paint after seeing exhibition of water colour paintings at Hermannsburg Mission in 1934; helped with painting equipment by Pastor F W Albrecht; received painting lessons from Rex Bettarbee in return for working as camel boy at age 34; craftsman in iron and wood; first exhibition held in Melbourne in 1938; exhibitions have since been held in all State capitals and Alice Springs; inspiration to others at Hermannsburg; son Ewald followed in his footsteps; awarded Coronation medal in 1953; presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in 1954 in Canberra; Photograph: "Albert Namatjira with Lillian Kunoth , one of the stars of "Jedda"

    Place: Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02);

     

     

     

  56. Dawn 4 (4) 1955 : 7
    [1955]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Invited visiting member of Aborigines' Welfare Board Michael Sawtell to Church in Alice Springs

    Place: Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02);

     

     

     

  57. Dawn 3 (6) 1954 : 15-16.
    [1954]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Invited visiting member of Aborigines' Welfare Board Michael Sawtell to Church in Alice Springs; earned 2,000 or 3,000 pounds per year from his art; used to live around a camp fire with his wife and family; carpet snake skin; Lutheran Christian

    Place: Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)Pertame people (C8) (NT SF53-14);

     

     

     

  58. Dawn 6 (3) 1957 : 10-11, 18
    [1957]
    Published: New South Wales. Aborigines Welfare Board.
    Series: Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W (ISSN 0416-8003)
    Cover image

    Summary: Article by Frank Clune; born at Hermannsburg Mission in 1902; first language Arunta; learnt English on the MIssion; awarded Centennial Prize for watercolour of Macdonnell Ranges in Central Australia in 1934; working as camelier to Rex Battarbee 1935; Namatjira is his father's totem and means flying ant; married Rubena and have five sons and three daughters; three sons, Enos, Ewald and Oskar are artists; describes journey in 1953 with Albert and his sons to Dashwood Valley

    Place: Ikuntji / Haasts Bluff (South Central NT SF52-16); Macdonnell Ranges (South Central NT SF53-13, SF53-14); Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)

    Language: Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02);

     

     

     

  59. Faigan, Julian, 1992. Uncommon Australians.
    [1992]

    Summary: First exhibition, Melbourne 1938 - lessons from Rex Battarbee.

    Place: Northern Territory (NT); Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)

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  61. Aboriginal Enterprises : negotiating an urban Aboriginality. Aboriginal History
    [Volume 34 (2010), page 177, 184, 185, 189, 191.]

    Summary: Artist 1940s, 1950s; role model for Indigenous artists; also mentioned: William (Bill) Townsend Onus, Lin Onus, Robert Campbell Jnr

    Click link for electronic access to article: http://press.anu.edu.au?p=170581

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  63. A short history of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition. Aboriginal History
    [Volume 34 (2010), page 146.]

    Summary: From Hermannsburg, N.T.; depicted in book and documentary film, credited as associate producer, c. 1944

    Click link for electronic access to article: http://press.anu.edu.au?p=170581

    Place: Hermannsburg map area (South Central NT SF53-13)

Resources by Albert Namatjira (45)

  1. Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959 : a biographical sketch / by Andrew Mackenzie
    MacKenzie, Andrew
    [ Book : 1988-1989 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 74 libraries
    Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959 : a biographical sketch / by Andrew Mackenzie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117.88)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117.88)

  2. Seeing the centre : the art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959 / Alison French
    French, Alison, 1950-
    [ Book, Art work : 1900-2003 ]
    Languages: English;lis;Undetermined, [2 others]
    At 105 libraries
    Seeing the centre : the art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959 / Alison French
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113.109)

  3. Albert Namatjira : the life and work of an Australian painter / text by Nadine Amadio, Anne Blackwell, Jonah Jones, Daniel Thomas ; compiled and edited by Nadine Amadio
    Amadio, Nadine
    [ Book : 1986-1990 ]
    At 98 libraries
    Albert Namatjira : the life and work of an Australian painter / text by Nadine Amadio, Anne Blackwell, Jonah Jones, Daniel Thomas ; compiled and edited by Nadine Amadio
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.578)

  4. The art of Albert Namatjira / by C. P. Mountford ; foreword by R.H. Croll
    Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
    [ Book : 1944-1953 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 52 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.238)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.238)

  5. Central Australian artist Albert Namatjira / text by John Brackenreg
    Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959
    [ Book : 1984-1995 ]
    At 37 libraries
    Central Australian artist Albert Namatjira / text by John Brackenreg
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48.007)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48.007)

  6. Aboriginal art : creativity and assimilation / Donna Leslie
    Leslie, Donna
    [ Book : 2008 ]
    Possibly online
    At 91 libraries
    Aboriginal art : creativity and assimilation / Donna Leslie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.73)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.73)

  7. First citizen : Albert Namatjira / directed by John Davy Tristram ; produced by John Davy Tristram, I. James Wilson ; written by Nadine Amadio
    Juniper Films
    [ Video : 1987-2014 ]
    Possibly online
    At 58 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.322)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.322)

  8. Namatjira of the Aranda / V.C. Hall
    Hall, V. C. (Victor Charles), 1896-1972
    [ Book : 1962-1963 ]
    At 47 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.259)

  9. The art of Albert Namatjira / by C.P. Mountford ; foreword by R.H. Croll
    Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
    [ Book : 1945-1958 ]
    At 37 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.287)

  10. Albert Namatjira : June 20 - July 14, 1984
    Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    At 9 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.674)

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  1. Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959 : a biographical sketch / by Andrew Mackenzie
    MacKenzie, Andrew
    [ Book : 1988-1989 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 74 libraries
    Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959 : a biographical sketch / by Andrew Mackenzie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117.435)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117.435)

  2. Seeing the centre : the art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959 / Alison French
    French, Alison, 1950-
    [ Book, Art work : 1900-2003 ]
    Languages: English;lis;Undetermined, [2 others]
    At 105 libraries
    Seeing the centre : the art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959 / Alison French
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113.187)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113.187)

  3. Albert Namatjira : the life and work of an Australian painter / text by Nadine Amadio, Anne Blackwell, Jonah Jones, Daniel Thomas ; compiled and edited by Nadine Amadio
    Amadio, Nadine
    [ Book : 1986-1990 ]
    At 98 libraries
    Albert Namatjira : the life and work of an Australian painter / text by Nadine Amadio, Anne Blackwell, Jonah Jones, Daniel Thomas ; compiled and edited by Nadine Amadio
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.693)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.693)

  4. The art of Albert Namatjira / by C. P. Mountford ; foreword by R.H. Croll
    Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
    [ Book : 1944-1953 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 52 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.082)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.082)

  5. Central Australian artist Albert Namatjira / text by John Brackenreg
    Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959
    [ Book : 1984-1995 ]
    At 37 libraries
    Central Australian artist Albert Namatjira / text by John Brackenreg
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47.789)

  6. Aboriginal art : creativity and assimilation / Donna Leslie
    Leslie, Donna
    [ Book : 2008 ]
    Possibly online
    At 91 libraries
    Aboriginal art : creativity and assimilation / Donna Leslie
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.557)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.557)

  7. First citizen : Albert Namatjira / directed by John Davy Tristram ; produced by John Davy Tristram, I. James Wilson ; written by Nadine Amadio
    Juniper Films
    [ Video : 1987-2014 ]
    Possibly online
    At 58 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.346)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.346)

  8. Namatjira of the Aranda / V.C. Hall
    Hall, V. C. (Victor Charles), 1896-1972
    [ Book : 1962-1963 ]
    At 47 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.122)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.122)

  9. The art of Albert Namatjira / by C.P. Mountford ; foreword by R.H. Croll
    Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
    [ Book : 1945-1958 ]
    At 37 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.227)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.227)

  10. Albert Namatjira : June 20 - July 14, 1984
    Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    At 9 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.752)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.752)

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  1. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
    adb.anu.edu.au
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  1. Namatjira, Keith (1937-0077)
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  2. Albert Namatjira painting a landsca...
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    [ Photograph : 1953 ]
    Albert Namatjira painting a landscape
  3. [Portrait of Albert Namatjira]
    [ Photograph : 1947-1950 ]
    [Portrait of Albert Namatjira]
  4. Albert Namatjira photograph collect...
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    Albert Namatjira photograph collection
  5. Portrait of Albert Namatjira, [2] E...
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  1. Mt. Sonder, Macdonnell Ranges, N.T. Albert Namatjira
    Namatjira, Albert
    [ Map ]
    At RMIT Library
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  2. Tarnanthi : festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
    Cumpston, Nici
    Artlink
    [ Book, Article, Periodical, Map : 2015-2017 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    At 30 libraries
    Tarnanthi : festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
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  3. Streets of Papunya : the re-invention of Papunya painting / Vivien Johnson
    Johnson, Vivien
    [ Book, Map : 2015 ]
    At 68 libraries
    Streets of Papunya : the re-invention of Papunya painting / Vivien Johnson
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  1. Namatjira, Albert (Elea) (1902 - 1959)
    [ ]
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    At WhitehorseManning
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  2. Seeing the Centre: the art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959
    French, Alison
    [ Book : 2002-2015 ]
    Possibly online
    At ANU Inst Rep
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  3. Albert Namatjira
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  4. Namatjira, Albert
    [ Book ]
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  1. NAMATJIRA MUSEUM
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 13 October 1971 p 34 Article Illustrated
    ... in 1902. In 1944 he used the proceeds of his third exhibition of paint-ings - held in Melbourne ... driver travelling between Oodnadatta and Hermanns-burg, died in 1959 from heart trouble and pneumonia ... 436 words
    • Text last corrected on 5 July 2011 by Rhonda.M
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  2. Moves to put Namatjira in bicentennial
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 19 November 1986 p 29 Article
    ... . Namatjira was born in 1902 at / Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, near Alice Springs, where he received some ... the Aranda reserve, and died in Alice Springs Hospital during August 1959, at the age of 57. He was ... 594 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.503)

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  3. NAMATJIRA
    The Beverley Times (WA : 1905 - 1977) Friday 13 November 1959 p 1 Article
    ... NAMATJIRA The tribute to the late aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, which is published below is ... forwarding the tribute, Mr. Burke writes: "Albert Namatjira to me was a man who erased that invisible barrier ... 150 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.021)

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  1. Namatjira, Albert
    [ Published ]
    At The Shaw Research
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.581)

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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Rubina Namatjira, wife of Albert Namatjira, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.248)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.248)

  3. [Seth Namatjira Kngwarreye : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.126)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.126)

  1. Namatjira memorials
    Namatjira memorials
    Created by annaclaire, 15 items.

    Information about memorials to painter Albert Namatjira

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    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.097)

  2. HERMANNSBURG POTTERY
    HERMANNSBURG POTTERY
    Created by KEVING., 2 items.

    Aboriginal pottery at Hermannsburg in the Central Desert, has a history that precedes Bagot and other initiatives. Cochrane14 refers to attempts made by a German missionary to introduce pottery in the...

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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.003)

  3. CHERBOURG - BARAMBAH
    CHERBOURG - BARAMBAH
    Created by KEVING., 21 items.

    The Barambah Pottery was an important creative and economic enterprise during its roughly fifteen years’ existence in Cherbourg from the early 1970s to 1985,. Barambah Pottery employed potter-artists ...

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.002)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.002)

  1. Albert Namatjira (1902/ 1959)
    Ryan, Judith
    Gallery
    [ Article : 1988-1989 ]
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  2. Namatjira, Albert (Elea) (1902 - 1959)
    [ Periodical : 1900-2016 ]
    Possibly online
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  3. Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) Aboriginal Artist
    Kleinert, S; Matthew, HCG; Harrison, B
    [ Article : 2004 ]
    View online
    At CDU eSpace
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  4. Namatjira, Albert (1902-1959).(Narrative biography)
    Encyclopedia of World Biography
    [ Article : 1998 ]
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  1. Albert Namatjira
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 1999-2003 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Albert Namatjira
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  2. Namatjira family fighting to get copyright to Albert Namatjira's collection
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2017 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Namatjira family fighting to get copyright to Albert Namatjira's collection
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.308)

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  3. Sons of Namatjira
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
    [ Video : 1975-2013 ]
    At 26 libraries
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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.208)

  4. Vincent Namatjira expands the Namatjira name
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Vincent Namatjira expands the Namatjira name
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.203)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.203)

  1. COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PENRITH.—CLASSIFICATION OF ROADS.—Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 18 October 1974 [Issue No.126] p 4094

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , that the following roads be classified as residential roads: Adelaide Street, Albert Street, Australia ... , Mundy Street, Murroobah Avenue, Muscharry Road, Namatjira Road, Napier Avenue, Neale Street, Nepean ... 617 words
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  2. COMMONWEALTH SAVINGS BANK OF AUSTRALIA
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 25 June 1982 p 2

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    ... Holger Marjus Frank Albert and Rae Zena Walter Wylie William Terence Bruce and Gloria Patricia Barbara ... WALES Addmgton Agha Aimor Aish Albert Albrecht Allan Alldritt Anderson Andrews Animal Orphanage of ... 67332 words
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  3. Government Gazette Notices
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Wednesday 29 August 1979 p 252

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... , Reverend Canova, Giuseppe, Reverend Casey, Francis Denis, Reverend Chan, Albert, Reverend Collins, Gregory ... , Albert Brian, Reverend de Mooy, Jacobus, Reverend Dougherty, Patrick, Most Reverend Bishop Doyle, John ... 2528 words
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