Image: Ken Ward Emu Egg Side 2

Ken Ward Emu Egg Side 2

This egg shows scenes of stockman activities, which were also popular among Aboriginal carvers of wooden objects, such as boomerangs from the 1930s to 1950s.
The artist, Ken Ward is an 85 year old non-Aboriginal artist who often carves pastoral scenes. He worked as stockman-jackaroo and overseer on sheep and cattle properties in New South Wales and Queensland. Ken worked closely with many Aboriginal stockmen, learning to carve emu eggs prior to World War II.

Stuart Humphreys
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