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Title

Creation of Five Waterholes


Artist

Birari

Australia

circa 1919 - circa 1980

Language group

Murrinh-Patha, Fitzmaurice region


Details


Other Titles

The creation of five waterholes

Creation of five waterholes in the mythological era


Place where the work was made

Wadeye (Port Keats) Northern Territory Australia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA24.1961


Artist information

Birari

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Wadeye (Port Keats)

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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