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
WHY ISN’T THE GOOD ACCESS BADGE TURNED ON?
Some listings are here because we think they’re pretty cool and you should know about them! And some, we just haven’t quite got enough info to make the ‘Good Access’ call yet.. so to answer the question, a business could be listed on our site if:
A. The business indicates they have some accessible facilities, but we haven’t quite gotten around to chatting through the details, stay tuned! If you’ve been here, leave a review and let us know about your experience!
B. We have spoken to their team.. the facilities aren’t quite what we’d call accessible BUT we’ve provided you with ‘good to know’ tips in case you’re keen to give it a go anyway!
FACILITIES FOUND HERE
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN ENGAGE IN
- Scenic Drives