Summary

'Home Life of the Victorian Aborigines' depicts the everyday life of the local Aboriginal people of the Goulburn River Valley region. It was painted by artist Caroline Le Souëf in 1895. The Le Souef family had a close relationship with Victorian Aboriginal communities in the Goulburn area particularly the Taungurung peoples. Caroline grew-up in friendly contact with the local Aboriginal people of the Goulburn River Valley region, and developed an ongoing interest in their life and customs. Later in life she took up oil painting of Aboriginal subjects - reminiscences from her and her husband's youth. During his teenage years Caroline's husband Mr. Albert A. Le Souef had spent three years at the Goulburn River protectorate station, managed by his father, where he gained lasting knowledge of Aboriginal culture and bushcraft.

Physical Description

Oils on canvas, titled "Home Life of the Victorian Aborigines".

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