Image: Carved Emu Egg - Burke and Wills

Carved Emu Egg - Burke and Wills

E.92441, front and back, this emu egg was one of the first eggs carved by Peter Harris, an artist currently based at Lake Cargelligo, central New South Wales. Peter was living at Menindee at the time he carved the egg and was fascinated by the adventures of Burke and Wills. Menindee was the staging post for their last, fateful trip, an appropriate place to carve a commemorative egg about their expedition. Carved about 1980.

Photographer:
S Humphreys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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Tags emu, egg, carved, carving, burke, wills, collection, snapshots, kalti, paarti,

1 comment

Iluvbiscuit - 1.03 PM, 16 March 2010
This is a reallly good carving :)

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