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kanalaritja: an unbroken string - TMAG touring exhibition


Lehman, G, kanalaritja: an unbroken string - TMAG touring exhibition, Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, (03 February 2017) ISSN 0727-1239 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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The Maireener shell necklace has been known to Europeans since their earliest visits to Van Diemen’s Land, as the island was known until 1856. Perhaps the best-known illustration of these encounters was provided by the artist Nicholas Martin Petit, travelling with Captain Nicholas Baudin in 1802. Born into a family of fan painters, Petit had been taken on as a gunner and draughtsman, but is thought to have been a student in the school of David.[1] His sensitive portrait of Bara-Ourou, jeune sauvage de la terrede Diémen, was first published in the atlas of the voyage in 1807.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Lehman, G (Professor Gregory Lehman)
ID Code:146066
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Aboriginal Engagement
Deposited On:2021-08-19
Last Modified:2021-08-19

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