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, 50th anniversary – http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25815413-5013571,00.html
About Gloria Pannka, granddaughter to Albert – http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25475419-16947,00.html
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
"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
"From Mission to Church: Finke River Mission. 1877-2002 " Paul GE Albrecht.
"A Straight Out Man: FW Albrecht & Central Australian Aborigines ". Barbara Henson.
"Arrernte Present Arrernte Past: Invasion, Violence, and Immigration in Indigenous Central Australia ", Dianne Austin Broos.
'Namatjira: First Citizen'
'Namatjira: the Painter'