Upper Middle Class Women

Progressive, unmarried, upper middle class women like Violet Teague and Una Teague were expected to get on with things. To make stuff happen.

This is what the practical Violet and Una did when they arrived at Hermannsburg.

Money was raised. The water pipe was laid and connected (it took 40 weeks), and a three acre vegetable garden was created at the Hermannsburg Mission.

A personal connection was also made with Namatjira and he had so much admiration for Violet Teague that he named one of his children after her.

| Image by either Violet or Una Teague of the Finke River, 1933 |

And the Namatjira legacy lives on.

Peter Tjutjatja Taylor, Along the Finke River, 2007 |

Julia Ritson

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