TLF ID R6645
This is a set of six drawings by the Aboriginal artists Ilontereba, Mindilpilpil and Billiamook. The set is prominently titled 'THE DAWN OF ART' with smaller text stating that it shows 'Original Sketches and Drawings by Aboriginal Natives of the Northern Territory of South Australia executed without the aid of a master. Exhibited by J. G. KNIGHT, Deputy Sheriff, Palmerston, N.T.' The coloured pencil drawings include birds, fish, animals, canoes, artefacts and male figures in ceremonial head-dresses. The drawings are displayed together in the original 1888 frame, the work measuring 81.5 cm x 116.5 cm.