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'Colonial View' by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]


'Colonial View' by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

Object information


Aboriginal artist Pooaraar (Bevan Hayward), completed a series of unframed pen and wash drawings, of which this is one, for a friend, Geoff Page, a non-Aboriginal poet. The drawings were potential illustrations for a proposed volume of poetry entitled 'The Great Forgetting'. The volume was published jointly by Aboriginal Studies Press and the National Museum of Australia in 1996.

Physical description

A black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. There is a border around the drawing. The drawing is numbered "03" in the top right corner. The drawing depicts three men with rifles on horseback, riding past an Aboriginal woman, man and child in the foreground, all of whom are seated next to a tree and with a shelter in the background.

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