Image: Carved Emu Egg - Badger Bates Echidna Side 2

Carved Emu Egg - Badger Bates Echidna Side 2

These carved emu eggs represent the variety of flora and fauna from the Broken Hill area. In this example Badger has illustrated a Tunjilii, or echidna, hunting for ants on sand hills among the mallee trees and porcupine grass.
The artist Badger Bates depicts scenes influenced by creation stories told to him by Grannie Moisey and his observation of the natural world.

Photographer:
Stuart Humpheys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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