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Collection

Birari

(Australia circa 1919 – circa 1980)

Language group
Murrinh-Patha, Fitzmaurice region
Title
Creation of Five Waterholes
Other titles:
The creation of five waterholes
Creation of five waterholes in the mythological era
Place of origin
Wadeye (Port Keats)Northern TerritoryAustralia
Year
1961
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions

120.6 x 99.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961
Accession number
IA24.1961
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 78, 79 (colour illus.), 136, 139. plate no. 37

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 8. cat.no. A20

Exhibition history (4)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997

Bulada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–14 Dec 1997

Art from Arnhem Land, Qantas House, Australia