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Childhoods past
Personal and cultural identity

Introduction | Social events| Political events | Special events | Personal and cultural identity | Hermannsberg and Aurukun school

School and family life | Writing patterns | Fingerpainting | Observations of daily life | 'Reach for the apple' | Frances Derham

 

Children are often forgotten and neglected as commentators in the larger world but their pictures are a poignant reminder that they are observant and involved members of society. Like all artists, children reveal their personal and cultural identity through their drawings and paintings – the great diversity of human experience is contained within their graphic representations. In Childhoods Past, we see a range of urban and rural activity, including everyday events such as waiting for the mail, preparing a meal, going to school, hunting and mustering.

 

Quevedo
Colombia South America

Grain sellers


10.4 x 22.0 cm

 

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Rafael Brobla
Mexico

Two boys


33.0 x 25.6 cm

 

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Tonita Lujan
USA (Navajo)

Taos woman baking bread


25.4 x 35.8 cm

 

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Takeshi Yamazaki
Japan

Woman in a green hat


27.2 x 24.2 cm

 

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Joe Aguilar
USA (Navajo)

Three dancing figures with drum


24.2 x 20.0 cm

 

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Jose S Herrera
New Mexico (Navajo)

Harvesting corn


21.6 x 29.2 cm

 

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Unknown
Papua New Guinea

Legendary figures with snake and fire


38.2 x 56.0 cm

 

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Unknown
New Mexico (Navajo)

Dancers and drummer


19.8 x 27.4 cm

 

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Jose Herrera
New Mexico (Navajo)

Dancing figures


20.0 x 24.8 cm

 

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Unknown
Papua New Guinea

Cannibals

38.2 x 56.0 cm

 

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Davidee
Canada (Inuit)

Self portrait

30.2 x 23.0 cm

 

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Sarah
Canada (Inuit)

Self portrait

30.2 x 23.0 cm

 

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A Monies
New Britain?

Untitled

38.2 x 56.0 cm

 

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June Enock
East New Britain

Untitled

44.4 x 57.4 cm

 

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A Glover
Sydney

Circular Quay

40.4 x 56.0 cm

 

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Andrew
Lahore

Hedgehog

39.8 x 39.2 cm

 

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Boongie Nindarngar
Western Australia

Mt Margaret mission

27.8 x 38.0 cm

 

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