Letters

Part of a letter from Reynold Hart to Mrs Rutter which appeared in the Daily Graphic article ‘Can Your Child Draw Like This?’ in the UK on the 29th July 1950. Noel & Lily White Collection.

Part of a letter from Reynold Hart to Mrs Rutter which appeared in the Daily Graphic article ‘Can Your Child Draw Like This?’ in the UK, 29th July 1950. Noel & Lily White Collection.

Once Mrs. Rutter returns to the U.K., she continues to update the School on her progress. She receives many welcome letters from the Carrolup boys during 1950.

‘Every letters [sic] you write Mr White reads it out to the school children. We are very proud of you and what you are doing for us in other parts of the world.’ Parnell Dempster, 6th July 1950.

Down to Drink by Parnell Dempster, pastel on paper, 58 x 76 cm, 1949. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University

Down to Drink by Parnell Dempster, pastel on paper, 58 x 76 cm, 1949. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University

‘How we, us boys come to do such beautiful art work of scenic and bush scenes is that we spent all our previous play hours at school and weekends doing this work and three years of this took our art work up to where it is today, and I say all honours are on Mr White who gave us that opportunity to improve our work…’ Barry Loo, 20th September 1950.

Bounding for Home by Barry Loo, a watercolour and black ink on paper, 30.2 x 50.5 cm, 1950. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University.

Bounding for Home by Barry Loo, a watercolour and black ink on paper, 30.2 x 50.5 cm, 1950. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University.

‘Before Mr White came to Carrolup nobody ever heard the name of Carrolup, but now it is known all over the world. So now I am getting older I would like to take my place in this world amongst other people and be respected as a decent citizen of Australia.’ Reynold Hart, 1950.

A Native Corroboree by Reynold Hart, a pastel on paper, 75 x 112 cm, 1949. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University.

A Native Corroboree by Reynold Hart, a pastel on paper, 75 x 112 cm, 1949. The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University.

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