Posted on January 13, 2010 - by sophia
The story of the life of Albert Namatjira resonates today as strongly as it did 50 years ago, providing a lens through which we can see the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians both in the past and currently.
History, background and biography of Albert Namatjira:
Namatjira: Fame but not Freedom - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/albert-namatjira-fame-but-not-freedom/story-e6frg6n6-1225753137323
About Gloria Pannka, granddaughter to Albert -http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/familial-spirit-of-namatjira/story-e6frg8n6-1225711771406
Some great literature:
“The Heritage of Namatjira: The Watercolourists of Central Australia “. Edited by Jane Hardy, JVS Megaw & M Ruth Megaw. 1992, William Heiremann Australia.
‘Seeing the Centre’, Alison French, National Gallery of Australia, 2002
“Central Australian Artist Albert Namatjira” Text with 26 colour plates. Text by John Brackenreg. Published by the Legend Press NSW.
‘The town grew up dancing’, Wenten Rubuntja IAD Press (January 1, 2002)
“From Mission to Church 1877-2002″ Paul GE Albrecht, Finke River Mission, 2002
“A Straight Out Man: FW Albrecht & Central Australian Aborigines “. Barbara Henson. Melbourne University Press, 1994
“Arrernte Present Arrernte Past: Invasion, Violence, and Immigration in Indigenous Central Australia “, Dianne Austin Broos. University of Chicago Press, 2009.
‘Namatjira: First Citizen’ Directed by John Tristram Ronin Films, 1989
‘Namatjira: the Painter’ Directed by Lee Robinson, Australian National Film Board (later known as Film Australia) 1947