Ernest Giles. Brett Whiteley, Aust.
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Ernest Giles

1986. Etching, 29.7 x 22.5cm. Slight creases to margins.

Cancelled plate from The Native Rose Suite.

Native Rose, a book of poetry by Michael Driscoll, which was illustrated by Whiteley, was “based on Australia twice traversed: the romance of exploration by Ernest Giles.” Ref: NLA; Brett Whiteley: The graphics 1961-1992, 1995, plate 96.

Ernest Giles (1835-1897) was an Australian explorer who led five expeditions in Central Australia. Giles was the first European to see the rock formations of The Olgas, now known by their Aboriginal name Kata Tju?a. Ref: Wiki.

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