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Childhoods past
Special events

Introduction | Social events | Political events | Special events | Personal and cultural identity | Hermannsberg and Aurukun school

School and family life | Writing patterns | Fingerpainting | Observations of daily life | 'Reach for the apple' | Frances Derham

 

Art lessons also involve children in creating works about special events and class excursions. In this way, they become socialised in the art of illustrating their lives. For example, the images concerning the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and the Queen's visit in 1960 show children's unique perceptions of major national events.

 

Jamie Cumming
Melbourne

Someone climbing


61.0 x 43.6 cm

 

 

 

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Unknown
Melbourne

Olympic torch


18.6 x 27.4 cm

 

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P Baxter
Melbourne

Come on Lorraine Crapp


21.0 x 33.0 cm

 

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Ted
Melbourne

Ship


45.8 x 58.4 cm

 

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Antony Baillieu
Melbourne

Olympic swimming pool


21.0 x 33.0 cm

 

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