Albert Namatjira's House

Albert Namatjiras House

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory

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Hermannsburg,
Northern Territory
0872.

Albert Namatjira's house was constructed by the great artist himself with the help of other local men in 1944 after the success of an exhibition in Melbourne. Built of local materials, the house reflected the style, materials and techniques used at Hermannsburg Mission over many years. Namatjira and his family lived in the house for only five years before they moved out for cultural reasons following the death of a child after which relatives cared for the house. Following renovation in 1971 and conservation work in 1986, it was used as a small museum and craft outlet. The house is significant for its associations with the man who gained national and international fame. That fame and its many obligations eventually took its toll of his health and life, however his works remain a vital part of the heritage of the Northern Territory and Australia...

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Facilities found here

  • Carpark

Special Needs and Access

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.

Activities you can engage in

  • Scenic Drives
  • Walk

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