Fire Destroy Ghost Gum Tree
The progress of the Northern Territory Indigenous Minister, Alison Anderson, said that the Police believed arsonists set fire to the trees, standing 10 miles from the outback town of Alice Springs.
A fire on December 30, 2012 has destroy a place visited by many people since Albert Namatjira won international acclaim, she said.
“Ghost Gums tree is shown in many of his works and is easily accessible on the road-the road to Hermannsburg, where he was born in 1902,” said the Minister.
“Two Ghost Gums is a beautiful reminder of his relationship to the land.”
Anderson said that only recently the Northern Territory Government finish work around the trees to protect them from bushfires, and allows moisture as much as possible to get to the root.
The legacy of the Ministry of land, planning and the environment has also asked to meet with the traditional owners to discuss the future of the site.
The Department said that the ghost gums are being considered for inclusion in the list of inherited at the time of their destruction.
Anderson says that the trees are special not only for Aboriginal people but for those who love the works of landscape painting, Namatjira portrays the desert Outback life colorful.
“The watercolors he showing the beauty of the landscape of Central Australia to the world and help make it a symbol of Australia’s identity,” said Anderson.
Namatjira died in 1959 at age to 57.
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