Summary

A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts featuring a bust of Namatjira wearing broad rimmed hat. The medal advertises People Magazine. Albert Namatjira is Australia's best-known Aboriginal artist. He painted distinctive Western-style landscapes, different to traditional Aboriginal art. In spite of his success he faced racial prejudice that prevented him from building a house or owning a station. Public outrage at his predicament pushed the government to grant him and his wife Ilkalita full citizenship in 1957, the first Aborigines to achieve this status.
Mint: Amor

Physical Description

A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts Bust of Namatjira wearing broad rimmed hat facing 3/4 right over map of Australia; below, ALBERT / NAMATJIRA / 1902 - 1959 Rural scene, above, PEOPLE MAGAZINE; below, M.R. Roberts' / TOKEN

Obverse Description

Bust of Namatjira wearing broad rimmed hat facing 3/4 right over map of Australia; below, ALBERT / NAMATJIRA / 1902 - 1959

Reverse Description

Rural scene, above, PEOPLE MAGAZINE; below, M.R. Roberts' / TOKEN

Edge Description

Plain

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