The Centralian advocate Tue 26 Feb 2013
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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 6 -F E B -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 7 C O L O R : C M Y K P H O T O E S S A Y Words and Pictures: Barry Skipsey Tales awash with desert colours WATERCOLOURIST George Brown thumbed the well-worn pages of a younger mans diary. Here you go, he says. It was Saturday, September 2, 1950 when I steamed through the gap on the Ghan. The romantic traveller had made a poignant diary entry: Paradise on Earth. No such thing as a time barrier. The Alice Springs he recalls was a quiet and dusty outpost with the population a little more than 2000. Smoky air from wood-burning stoves married with the vision of native stockmen along Todd Street, wearing Akubras and colourful shirts. Sixty-three years later, he signs another painting. The colours of Mount Gillen appear as soft, and they are familiar to this tall and wiry artist. Together with his old schoolmate Keith Gray, the pair were introduced to an indigenous man who shared their passion for watercolour. Albert Namatjira offered to drive us out west, George explained. With three of his sons, Oscar, Ewald and Enos, Albert dug a soak and set up a bush camp for us in sight of Haasts Bluff. He called it Glen Helen number 3 soak. During the next three weeks, Keith produced 15 paintings and George returned with 21. Although they were never to sit and paint side by side, George admired Alberts style. He was a painter of light and shadows, he said. Looking at his gum trees, you could see through the translucent shadows to the colours underneath. He painted some beautiful stuff, he added. From Albert, I learnt to paint the light using subtle layers of wash. Smitten by the colours of Central Australia, George continued. I had never seen anything like it. I capture it because I felt a part of it and Im still a part of it. With dry humour, he declares: I dont think Ill ever leave here, except maybe in a box. Home loans are like clothes. You need a choice so youll fi nd something that fi ts and gives you room to move, which is exactly what we offer at Peoples Choice Credit Union. Maybe youre just after a low rate? Try on our 5.55%p.a.* Lite Basic Variable rate for size. For a home loan fi tting or to fi nd out about our free property information sessions, call 13 11 82, visit any branch or peopleschoicecu.com.au *Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending criteria apply. Eligible for loan amounts of $200,000 or greater and where LVR does not exceed 75%. Comparison rate is 5.55%p.a. Rate is current as at 14/12/12 and is subject to change without notice. Comparison rate is only accurate for a secured loan of $150,000 for a term of 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Peoples Choice Credit Union, a trading name of Australian Central Credit Union Ltd., ABN 11 087 651 125 Australian Credit Licence 244310. Peoples Choice Credit Union is a Credit Assistance Provider for Peoples Choice Lite loans. Credit is provided by AFSH Nominees Pty Ltd ABN 51 143 937 437 Australian Credit Licence 391192 or Perpetual Trustees Victoria Limited ABN 47 004 027 258. kwp!PCU11053 Try this home loan rate on for size. H th P M L Fo fr v PeoPeoPeoPeoeeopleeplepleplepleep ss s s sss ChoChChChoChoCChoChChohohh iceiceicececeiceiceeeiceceee LiLLiLiLiLiLiLiite te te te tete et BasBassBasasBasBassBaBasBasBasic ic iciic icic ic c VVarVarVaVaVarVarVaVararVVarariabiabiabiabiabiaiababiabiiabi bbleleleleleleelellePeoPeoPeoPeoPeoPeooe plepleplepleplelplepleessssssssss ChoChoChoChoChoChoChoChoChoChoChoChohoiceiceiceiceiceiceiceiceiceiceeiceiceiceci LiLiLiLiLiLiLiLiLiLLLiLiLiLiLiiLiiL tetetetetetetetetetetteteteteteeet BasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBasBBasBasBasBasBassiciciciciciciciciciciciciciciccicicicicii VarVarVarVarVarVarVarVaVarVarVarVarVarVarVaVarVarVaraV riabiabiabiabiabiabiabiabiabiabiabbiabiiabiabiabiaiabii ba leleleleleleleleeleleleleelellelelell
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