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Arson suspected in destruction of Namatjira's ghost gums

Arson suspected in destruction of Namatjira's ghost gums

Updated 4 January 2013, 22:33 AEST

A pair of ghost gum trees painted in the late 1940s by the indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira have been destroyed in what may have been an attack by arsonists.

Mr Namatjira was one of this country's best-known contemporary Aboriginal artists, and he painted the two trees regularly.

Presenter: Corinne Podger

Speaker: Susan McCulloch, art critic and author of "McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art - The Complete Guide"

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