MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
HENOCH RABERABA 1914 - 1975
He had several children
with his wife Regina and
was the Tribal brother of Albert Namatjira and Edwin
Henoch excelled as stockman
and was adept at all stock work.
In 1944 he was one of the founding members of the
Hermannsburg Aboriginal Pastoralists Scheme.
He was given fifty cows, a bull, several horses
The initial interest free loan was to be
paid back with his first sales of bullocks.
After working the land for two years he asked
to be relieved of his position and returned to the mission.
In 1946 he went on a
one month painting trip
with Albert Namatjira.
Henoch became inspired to paint and by 1947 had
become devoted to his art.
That year he painted and sold more paintings than
any other artist in the group.
This is a fine example
of his art entitled Palm Valley.
The watercolour is clearly signed Henoch Raberaba
yet is attributed to his brother Herbert on the
back (see photos).
I have not removed that little incorrect tag
as there may be a story to it and it has been
on the painting for many years.
This painting is
definitely by Henoch.
It is a fine watercolour, framed under glass and
in good original condition.
Its only fault is some minor foxing which
should be removed The painting measures
37cm by 24cm
The frame measures
57cm by 42cm
It is a painted wood
frame with minor rubbing.
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