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Albert Namatjira Monument
 

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Albert Namatjira Monument - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

The Albert Namatjira Monument on the Larapinta Drive is a tribute to this great indigenous Australian artist who captured the beauty of the Australian outback in his paintings.

Albert Namatjira Monument - FURTHER INFORMATION

Albert Namatjira Monument - Hermannsburg visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Albert Namatjira Monument' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Northern Territory.

The monument for Albert Namatjira (1902 - 1959) is a tribute to this great Australian artist famous for his western style landscape paintings. Albert of the Aranda tribe grew up in Hermannsburg and work as a camel driver took him through the country he would later paint. Despite being heralded as a top artist and treated like a celebrity, Albert had very limited rights and was not allowed to own land as Aboriginal until public outrage pushed the government to grant him and his wife full citizenship in 1957. Albert's life and early death after 2 months in prison showed white Australians the injustice of racist laws, and contributed to long overdue changes for his people.

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