Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Martha Wheeler

Martha Wheeler was born on 7 February 1967. She is the second child of Betty and Marcus Wheeler.

Martha Wheeler

About the artist

Martha Wheeler was born on 7 February 1967. She is the second child of Betty and Marcus Wheeler.

Her father is one of the aboriginal pastors at Hermannsburg. Martha is a Great Granddaughter of Albert Namatjira and is named after one of Alberts daughters. Martha has lived in Hermannsburg all her life. She has always painted and has also taught others. She has five daughters and five grandchildren.

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Clarabelle Swift

Clarabelle was born in 1967, the daughter of Lloyd and Audrey Rubuntja and attended the mission school at Hermannsburg.

Betty (Namatjira) Wheeler

Betty was born at Hermannsburg (Ntaria) in 1949. Her father came from Haasts Bluff, north west of Hermannsburg. Her mother was Martha Namatjira, one of Albert Namatjira’s daughters.