Historic town of Hermannsburg N.T.

21 September 2016


Hermannsburg is an Aboriginal community 125 km km west southwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Local Aboriginal people call it Ntaria.  Hermannsburg is the birthplace of well known Australian Aboriginal Artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959).

The Hermannsburg Historic Precinct is an old German Lutheran Mission, that was established in 1877. The Hermannsburg Historic Precinct was included in the National Heritage List on 13 April 2006.

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct is open to visitors who can visit the old mission house, Albert Namatjira's house, a museum and an art gallery.

There is plenty to see and read about at this historic precinct.  The grounds are also home to some stunning old gum trees, with plenty of hollows, which were home to native Budgerigars and Australian Ringneck Parrots.  Wild Brumbys grazed on the outskirts of the precinct grounds.  The art gallery and tributes to Albert Namatjira were fantastic and very interesting.  

J & B

Welcome to the town of Hermannsburg, Northern Territory

Historic Hermannsburg Precinct Entry

Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Budgerigars feeding their babies in a nesting hollow on the grounds of the Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

The kids out the front of the tea-rooms at Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Historic Hermannsburg Precinct Church

Wild Brumby at Hermannsburg

Date Palms in flower at Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

The original infirmary at Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Infirmary at Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Colonists House at Historic Hermannsburg Precinct

Steel Power poles throughout Hermannsburg and also in Alice Springs.

Small section of the tribute to Australian watercolour artist Albert Namatjira

Water tanks at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct