Albert Namatjira Memorial - NT

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DEG: -23.933797 132.804571
DMS: 23º 56' 1.67" S 132º 48' 16.44" E
UTM: 53 K 7351366mN 276550mE
Altitude: 598.15m

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State Route 6
Hermannsburg NT 0872
Phone: N/A
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Web: https://northernterritory.com/alice-springs-and-surrounds/see-and-do/albert-namatjira-memorial

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Namatjira, a landscape artist, captured the remarkable scenery of central Australia in a distinctive style that has become internationally renowned as the Hermannsburg School of water colour painting. The associations of the memorial with Albert Namatjira and, importantly, his continued presence as a part of the history of Hermannsburg and central Australia, along with the personalities of Rex Batterbee, Pastor F W Albrecht and others, provide a tangible acknowledgment of the life of a famous Australian. The Memorial is valued by the local Aboriginal community as a symbol of the recognition of this important Aboriginal artist by non-Aboriginal Australians.

The memorial consists of a monument about 6m tall, constructed of local red sandstone set on a concrete base. A plaque has been installed on the north side of the monument and reads: This is the landscape that inspired the artist Albert Namatjira 28-7-1902 - 8-8-1959 The memorial was unveiled on 22 July 1962 by the then Minister for Territories, the Honourable Paul Hasluck.


Rest area on south side of road.
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Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Albert Namatjira Memorial 111.27km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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