Seeing the centre
The art of Albert Namatjira 1902–1959

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Bibliography: Further reading and resources


  • Amadio, Nadine, Albert Namatjira: the life and work of an Australian painter, Macmillan, South Melbourne, Vic, 1986.
  • Batty, Joyce D, Namatjira: wanderer between two worlds, Hodder and Stoughton, Melbourne, 1963.
  • Brackenreg, John, Central Australian artist: Albert Namatjira, Legend Press, Sydney, 1984.
  • Byrnes, Mona, Albert Namatjira, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, 1984 (exhibition catalogue, Araluen Arts Centre, 20 June - 14 July 1984).
  • Hall, VC, Namatjira of the Aranda, Rigby, Adelaide, 1962.
  • Hardy, Jane, JVS Megaw & M Ruth Megaw (eds), The heritage of Namatjira: the watercolourists of Central Australia, William Heinemann Australia, Melbourne, 1992.
  • Mackenzie, Andrew, Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959: a biographical sketch, Oz Publishing, Brisbane, 1988.
  • Megaw, M Ruth (ed.), The heritage of Namatjira, Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency, Melbourne, 1991 (exhibition catalogue).
  • Mountford, Charles P, The art of Albert Namatjira, Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne, 1944.


  • Namatjira the painter, Lee Robinson (director), Charles Mountford (associate producer), Axel Poignant (cameraman), Commonwealth Department of Information, 1947.
  • The phantom stockman, Chips Rafferty and Charles Heath (producers), Lee Robinson (director), Platypus Productions. Distributed in Australia by Universal Pictures.
  • My father's country, Norman K Wallis (director), 1957. Distributed by Ampol Petroleum.
  • Gateway to Central Australia, Edmee Campbell Dobbie (director), J. Campbell Dobbie (producer), JJ Hull (narrator), produced by the United Evangelical Church in Australia, 1957. (Collection: Lutheran Archives of Australia, Adelaide, RT/10)
  • Sons of Namatjira, Curtis Levy (director), Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, 1975.
  • First citizen, John Tristram (director), Juniper Films, 1988.

Banner: Albert Namatjira Mount Sonder, MacDonnell Ranges c 1957-59 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra