Wurundjeri works to return to Country

Last-minute government aid and a thousand-person crowdfunding campaign has brought two works by respected Wurundjeri artist back across the ocean.
Painting of several figures dancing

Two artworks – a drawing and a parrying shield – from 1897 by Wurundjeri artist and Ngurungaeta headman William Barak (1818 – 1903) have been successfully purchased by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (Wurundjeri Corporation) at Sotheby’s New York last night.

Barak’s Corroboree (Women in possum skin cloaks) was purchased at US$378,000 (AU$532,122) and Parrying Shield at US$52,920 (AU$74,497).

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