Albert Namatjira's House - NT

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -23.940523 132.7444
DMS: 23º 56' 25.88" S 132º 44' 39.84" E
UTM: 53 K 7350524mN 270435mE
Altitude: 576.04m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

3.58kms West of Hermannsburg
117.65kms SouthEast of Papunya
217.61kms North of Kulgera
358.95kms SouthWest of Ampilatwatja

Address & Contact

Namatjira NT 0872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Albert Namatjira's House is located approximately 5km west of Hermannsberg Community. It is a two-roomed cottage, constructed of hand-cut local sandstone bricks with a corrugated galvanised iron roof. Albert built this house for his wife and the house features a fireplace and chimney – which is located at the eastern end of the structure. The interior and exterior walls have been rendered and on the northern side of the structure, concrete footings of incomplete rooms to the house remain. There is also rock edging to a path leading to a gate. There is a sign out on the road pointing up the driveway and there is another house nearby with a few sheds around it.

The house was lived in by Namatjira and his family for only five years until one of their children died and so with their custom, moved out of the house and lived somewhere in Palm Valley. Relatives have cared for the house over many years since and following renovation in 1971 and conservation work in 1986, it was used as a small museum and craft outlet.
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Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 20/11:30am CST
Distance from Albert Namatjira's House 117.43km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
32.0°C24.1°C9%-4.8°C1010.8hPa0.0mmNW28km/hr
15knots
46km/hr
25knots

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Albert Namatjira's House 117.43km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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