Leo Parbuungu


Art of the First Australians

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First printing of the 1976 catalogue “Art of the First Australians”, published on the occasion of an exhibition of Aboriginal Painting, Sculpture and Artefacts of the past two hundred Years. Preface by Wandjuk Marika, chairman of the Aboriginal Arts Board. Foreword by Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia. Heavily illustrated throughout with black and white images of weapons, utensils, bark paintings, and wooden sculptures. With essays, plus details on the various exhibited items throughout, and bibliography.

features the work of: Kaapa Mbijana Djambidjimba, Narritjin Maymuru~Manggalili, Mithinari Gurruwiwi, John Kurparu Djagamara, Walter Djambidjimba, Tim Laura Djabajari, Mitinari Gurruwiwi, Narritjin Maymuru, Bob Bopani, Mick Gubargu, Paddy Teeampi, Sugarbag Katipi Wonammeri, Declan Apuatimi, Gabriel Tungutalum, Leo Parbuungu, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Stanislaus Puruntatameri, Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, and many other examples of the work of the craftspeople of The Pitjantjatjara, Lardil, Tiwi, and many others.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy, light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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