Australia 1902 - 1959
In June 1932, Miss Una Teague and a party of Victorians visited the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission.
In 1933 Una Teague returned to the Mission with her well-known artist sister, Violet Teague. Concerned about the plight of the Hermannsburg Aborigines, on their return to Melbourne they organized a charity art exhibition and The Argus opened a subscription fund. Over two thousand pounds was raised for a water scheme for Hermannsburg and a pipeline was laid from Kaporilja Springs to the Mission, a distance of some seven kilometres.
Albert captured this
occasion by decorating a mulga wood boomerang with pokerwork, depicting
a group of seven of the workmen laying the water pipes in the trench.
© Albert Namatjira,
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890