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Biriban, , b. 1800
Biriban or Johnny McGill was best known as a language informant for the Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld a Minister and linguist in the 1830s. Threlkeld thought ...
Bungaree, Bowen, b. 1804
Bowen Bungaree is attributed as the first documented Aboriginal artist with the sketch Representation of a woman by a native of NSW, 1823. Bowan Bungaree ...
Flora, , b. 1809
19th Century shell necklace worker and member of the Ben Lomond Tribe of North-East Tasmania. A necklace she made is in the collection of the ...
Legallé, , b. 1819
19th Century Tasmanian Aboriginal artist of the Larmairretorhe people (Northern Tribe) whose drawing of a cockatoo is in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and ...
Barak, William, b. 1824
Wurundjeri Ngurungaeta (headman) and artist, William Barak created over fifty distinctive charcoal drawings with natural ochres and water colour of purely Aboriginal subjects. A politician ...
of Ulladulla, Mickey, b. 1825
Mickey of Ulladulla was an Aboriginal artist active in the ninetenth century on the south coast of NSW. Five of his paintings were included posthumously ...
McCrae, Tommy, b. 1842
The artist Yakaduna, better known as Tommy McCrae, through his art and actions, involved his community in the entrepreneurial management of indigenous-settler affairs.
Timbery, Emma, b. 1842
Celebrated shellworker, Emma Timbery of La Perouse, NSW, exhibited her shellworks in England in 1910.
Monop, William, b. 1843
Born c. 1843 of Giragiok 'family', and Ballarruk section, Monop resided for some years at the New Norcia Mission, WA; and, later in life, in ...
Mack, Maggie Pinkie, b. 1858
Weaver, singer and historian, collaborated with Ron and Catherine Berndt in their work of recording the old ways of the Yaraldi in 'A World That ...
of Cooktown, Oscar, b. 1877
'Oscar of Cooktown' is known only by the one book of drawings which was fortuitously preserved in the collection of the National Museum of Australia, ...
Campbell, Robert, b. 1902
Ngaku painter and printmaker, Robert Campbell Jr gained national attention in the late 1980s despite having no formal art training. His paintings of the frontier ...
Abadjura, , b. 1904
Bark paintings and carvings by Abadjura were collected by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the 1960s.
Onus, Bill, b. 1906
William Townsend (Bill) Onus 1906-68. As an artist, entrepeneur, actor and activist Bill Onus made an significant contribution to Art and Aboriginality in postwar Melbourne. ...
Jungarrayi, Jimija, b. 1908
Warlpiri artist Jungarrayi was one of the senior men who initiated the painting movement in Yuendumu in the mid 1980s. His work, including an early ...