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Euro monoliths at Palm Paddock

watercolour over pencil; laid down
28.9 × 39.1 cm irreg. (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Robert Gould, Member, 1996
© Edwin Pareroultja/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Gallery 13
Level 3, NGV Australia
The artist depicts the euro monoliths at Palm Paddock. These rock formations are the metamorphised bodies of a euro man and his two sons. In the ancestral period, euro people made camp in this place, so that they could catch kangaroos for their evening meal. The incidents of that hunt are commemorated in the various natural features of the locality.