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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
inscribed in blue paint (in image) l.r.: Edwin Pareroultja
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Robert Gould, Member, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
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.