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Mission accomplished : the Hermannsburg potters, Christine Nicholls

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Mission accomplished : the Hermannsburg potters
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Mission accomplished
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the Hermannsburg potters
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Christine Nicholls
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eng
Summary
"Before colonisation, Indigenous Australians had many uses for clay, but making ceramics was not one of them. Later, sporadic attempts were made to introduce them to the art of pottery, but it was not until the early 1960s that there was a determined effort to do so. This happened in the Northern Territory at the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, on the ancestral land of the Western Arrernte people. The Mission was already known for its school of Indigenous watercolourists, who were encouraged by Pastor F.W. Albrecht (Mission Superintendent from 1926 to 1962). Their activity, particularly the work of Albert Namatjira-is well documented. The most comprehensive account of this earlier history is found in 'The Heritage of Namatjira: The Watercolourists of Central Australia' (1992). However, despite encompassing the time of the earliest attempts at establishing a pottery at Hermannsburg, as well as the first two years of Naomi Sharp's influential tenure there as pottery teacher, facilitator, and coordinator, the book surprisingly fails to mention either. In an otherwise groundbreaking text, this is a puzzling omission, given that the Hermannsburg pottery is an extension of the Mission's and Namatjira's heritage. This paper considers the Hermannsburg ceramics movement within a broad historical context (particularly the Mission's central role in shaping the post-contact history of the Western Arrernte people) and examines aesthetic properties of the contemporary Hermannsburg pots in light of this." [author's abstract]; details ceremonial and trade use of clay before colonisation and development of ceramic industry; discusses 'Aboriginalia' items as representative of relations between Indigenous and settler cultures; Hermannsburg clay derived from Untwaantita quarry; mentions important Hermannsburg potters
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AIAS
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1952-
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Nicholls, Christine
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  • Albrecht, F. W.
  • Armstrong, Manasse
  • Batterbee, Rex
  • Entata, Mbitjana Irene
  • Inkamala, Pungkarta Judith
  • Jaensch, Victor
  • Jericho, Colin
  • Moketarinja, Hedwig Panangka
  • Namatjira, Albert
  • Onus, Lin
  • Rontji, Carol Panangka
  • Rontji, Joseph
  • Rontji, Lindy Panangka
  • Rontji, Virginia Mbitjana
  • Rubuntja, Rona Panangka
  • Sharp, Naomi
  • Ungwanaka, Nahasson
  • Ungwanaka, Rahel Kngwarria
  • Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission Station
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Mission accomplished : the Hermannsburg potters, Christine Nicholls
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14434318.2013.11432646
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Bibliography: pages 144-145
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Mission accomplished : the Hermannsburg potters, Christine Nicholls
Link
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14434318.2013.11432646
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 144-145
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unmediated
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rdamedia

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