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Title

Rosaleen Norton

circa 1964


Artist

Robert Walker

Australia

01 May 1922 - 2007


About

In 1965 'Life at the Cross', with text by poet Kenneth Slessor and photographs by Robert Walker, was published. This photograph of Norton was taken by Walker as part of that project. Although the publication was meant to document the bohemian and working class life of the Kings Cross area, its subjects were in fact much more wide ranging. Rosaleen Norton had lived in Kings Cross since 1951 and was popularly known as the 'witch of Kings Cross'. But when the book 'Life at the Cross' was published she was living with her sister Cecily in Kirribilli.


Details


Place where the work was made

Kirribilli Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

circa 1964


Media category

Negative


Materials used

black and white 120 format negative


Dimensions

5.6 x 5.6 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Louise Walker 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC262.100.675


Artist information

Robert Walker

Works in the collection

164