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Painting on paper by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 11

1991.0024.3395

Painting on paper by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 11

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Description

Djugurba: Tales from the Spirit Time', first published in 1974, was a book of paintings and stories created by Aboriginal students from the Northern Territory who were training to be teachers at Kormilda residential college in Darwin. The book was launched in Canberra by Senator Cavangh, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, in September 1974, Mike Gray, who was in charge of teacher training at Kormilda, also helped produce the book. A year later Gray went on to coordinate the Aboriginal children's history of Australia project, which resulted in Aboriginal children from nearly 50 schools across Australia creating more than 3380 drawings and paintings on paper. This collection is now held by the National Museum of Australia.

Physical description

Paint on paper. Colourful illustration of kangaroos, large white birds, platypus & lizard near passing stream with two fish in foreground. Painting appears in book 'Djugurba' (1974) on p 11. Location: Goulburn Island, via Darwin, NT.

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