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Extract from Australian
Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on17 Jan 2003
This is a transcript of PM broadcast at 1800 AEST on local radio.
Namatjira copyright campaign gets Democrat support
PM - Monday, February 17, 2003 18:40
MARK COLVIN: Albert Namatjira's reputation's being rediscovered
by a new
It raises questions about western versus traditional law.
They've emerged as part of a campaign to restore the copyright
The Democrats Senator Aden Ridgeway is leading a campaign to have
Anne Barker reports.
ANNE BARKER: In life, Albert Namatjira placed a new trail for
Now, even in death, Namatjira is again breaking new ground.
More than four decades after he died, he's the first Aboriginal
ADEN RIDGEWAY: His family have never had any legal say in how
ANNE BARKER: Democrats Senator Aden Ridgeway is leading a campaign
ADEN RIDGEWAY: The Northern Territory Public Trustee Office, in
ANNE BARKER: When Namatjira died n 1959, Legend Press owned the
But when that agreement expired in 1983, the public trustee, as
Aden Ridgeway says not only was that sum a pittance, but the family
ADEN RIDGEWAY: It's not a suggestion that the copyright laws,
They're owned by many people in the community, many artists usually
ANNE BARKER: Legend Press has refused to speak to the ABC about
The Public Trustee wasn't employed in the job at the time.
But one man who has a strong interest in Namatjira is Johna Jones,
JOHNA JONES: Well I think today the figure sort of looks ludicrous,
I think anybody, any reasonable person would have put a figure
ANNE BARKER: How unusual is such an agreement, where the artist
JOHNA JONES: In Australia it's rare. I can't think of another
ANNE BARKER: So far, neither the Federal nor Territory governments
But Jonah Jones believes, because of the principles at stake,
JONAH JONES: UNESCO has a role in protecting indigenous culture,
MARK COLVIN: Jonah Jones, the founding director of the Araluen
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