NEW WORKS JULY


A Rare Shovel and Club
nineteenth century

Menindee, New South Wales

carved hardwood
44.7 cm; 57.2 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected at Menindee in 1930
Private Collection, New South Wales, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Queensland

Both of these artefacts were collected together from a son of a train driver who was working on the train line to Menindee, New South Wales, from Sydney. An isolated section of the train line opened from Menindee to Broken Hill in 1919. The driver collected this pair in 1930, but the artefacts would predate this collection date considerably. The shovel appears to have an animal fat (emu?) rubbed all over it, which when traditionally applied would help preserve the timber from drying out - making it waterproof. It is most likely that the pair were carved and owned by the same traditional owner.

$9,900 (2)
 

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An Early and Figuratively Carved Club
nineteenth century

New South Wales

carved hardwood
63 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Sydney
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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A Fine Club (lil-lil)
nineteenth century

New South Wales

carved hardwood
62 cm high

PROVENANCE
Monarch Historical Museum, Newcastle
Private Collection, Queensland

SOLD
 

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A Pair of Boomerangs
circa 1900

Nullabor Plains

carved hardwood
64.5 cm; 60.5 cm long (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected in 1950
Private Collection, Victoria, by descent from the above in 1981

LEFT BOOMERANG - SOLD
RIGHT BOOMERANG - $800
 

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A Rare Spearthrower (womera)
circa 1900

North Western Australia

carved hardwood, spinifex resin and kangaroo gut binding
66.7 cm high

PROVENANCE
Tribalmania, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

$1,800
 

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A Group of Ceremonial Adornments
mid twentieth century

Elcho Island

natural earth pigments and feathers on carved wood
38 cm; 47.5 cm; 44 cm long (3)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected 1959
Private Collection, Victoria, by descent from the above in 1981

$2,000 (3)
 

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A Figurative-headed Spearthrower (womera)
mid twentieth century

Elcho Island

natural earth pigments and spinifex resin on wood
84 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected 1959
Private Collection, Victoria, by descent from the above in 1981
Private Collection, Melbourne

$2,800
 

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An Unusual Pair of Ceremonial Boomerangs
mid twentieth century

Elcho Island

natural earth pigments on carved wood
44.5 cm; 41.2 cm long (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales, collected 1959
Private Collection, Victoria, by descent from the above in 1981

$2,500 (2)
 

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MICK NAMARARI
1926-1998

Untitled (Water Dreaming), 1978

synthetic polymer paint on composition board
40.8 x 30.4 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Adelaide

$3,500
 

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WILLY TJUNGURRAYI
born 1932

Untitled (Tingari Cyle), 1980

synthetic polymer paint on artist board
bears Papunya Tula Artists cat. no. WJ800822 inscribed verso
38 x 30.5 cm

PROVENANCE
Papunya Tula Artists, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Queensland
Aboriginal Fine Art, Lawson-Menzies, Sydney, 23 May 2007, lot 222
Private Collection, Adelaide

HOLD
 

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GEORGE MUNG MUNG
1921-1991

Untitled, 1988

natural earth pigments and binder on linen
61 x 76.2 cm

PROVENANCE
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Western Australia
Joel Smoker, Western Australia, commissioned in 1988

Joel Smoker is accredited in establishing the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre. He is a trained teacher, and after completing further studies in art and education, returned to Kununurra in 1984-1991, working first as an arts consultant for the Education Department then as the first art coordinator for Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre.

$6,000
 

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JACK BRITTEN
1925-2002

Untitled, 1988

natural earth pigments and binder on linen
61 x 76.2 cm

PROVENANCE
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Western Australia
Joel Smoker, Western Australia, commissioned in 1988

Joel Smoker is accredited in establishing the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre. He is a trained teacher, and after completing further studies in art and education, returned to Kununurra in 1984-1991, working first as an arts consultant for the Education Department then as the first art coordinator for Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre.

SOLD
 

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