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Aboriginal art : the Western Australian Art Gallery collection / [design, text and line illustration, Frank Norton]
Bib ID 730404
Format BookBook
Author
Western Australian Art Gallery
 
Description [Perth] : Western Australian Art Gallery Board, 1969 
15 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm. 
Summary

Booklet illustrating 110 items from collections, preface notes expansion of collection from nucleus donated by American-Australian Arnhem Land Expedition; items illustrated in monochrome with brief notes on sizes, colours, provenance, uses & some brief versions of myths, includes grave posts (Melville & Bathurst Islands, Elcho Island, Milingimbi, Yirrkala, Maningrida), bark paintings (Croker Island, Oenpelli, Port Keats, Groote Eylandt, Milingimbi, Maningrida, Melville Island, Yirrkala), ritual objects, figures of Wawalag sisters & posts (Yirrkala), carved animals, clapsticks, didgeridoos, spearheads, shield (Windy Corner, W.A.), pearshell pubic covering (Broome), rock engraving (Port Hedland); map shows approximate locations; brief notes on preparation of wooden posts & bark for painting, pigments & brushes, lists artists by area.

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Subjects Western Australian Art Gallery -- Catalogs.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Catalogs.  |  W©Þgilak / Wawilak people (N106) (NT SD53-07)  |  Costume and clothing - Pubic covering.  |  Stories and motifs - Wawalag Sisters.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Music - Instruments - Percussion - Clapsticks.  |  Animals.  |  Djinang / Dyinang people (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Wadeye / Port Keats (Daly River NT Top End SD52-11)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Milingimbi (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)  |  Maningrida (Central Arnhem Land NT SD53-02)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Gunbalanya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Croker Island (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Wupipi / Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  Port Hedland (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)
Other authors/contributors Norton, Frank

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