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Burnum Burnum

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Art.

(1936–97),

Aboriginal rights activist, was born to the Wurunjeri people at Wallaga Lake on the south coast of NSW. He was taken from his parents as a baby and was ...

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Harold Blair

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1924–76)

used his celebrity as an Aboriginal operatic singer to promote Aboriginal welfare. Born on Cherbourg reserve in Qld, Blair was separated from his mother and raised at...

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Queensland

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Australasian and Pacific History.

Was created as a separate colony in 1859 from a straggling former convict settlement on the Brisbane River and the ever-expanding pastoral occupation of the Darling Downs, Warrego, Burnett,...

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Sir Arthur Streeton

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Art.

(b Mount Duneed, Geelong, Victoria, 8 Apr. 1867; d Olinda, Victoria, 1 Sept. 1943).

Australian painter, active mainly in Melbourne. He was a prolific landscape painter, working in...

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Sir Hans Heysen

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Australasian and Pacific History.

(b Hamburg, 8 Oct. 1877; d Mount Barker, nr. Adelaide, 2 July 1968).

German-born Australian landscape painter in oils and watercolour. His family emigrated to Australia when he was...

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Tom Roberts

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Art.

(b Dorchester, 9 Mar. 1856; d Kallista, Victoria, 14 Sept. 1931).

British-born Australian painter, active mainly in and around Melbourne. He was the most important figure in...

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Truganini

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Australasian and Pacific History.

(?1812–76),

one of the last full-blooded Tasmanian Aborigines to live on the island, assisted George Augustus Robinson, who named her ‘Lallah Rookh’, in his missionary activities...

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