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Dispatch by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1994.0001.0004

Dispatch by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

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Description

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

Black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. There is a border around the drawing. The drawing is numbered "4" in the top right corner. The drawing shows a massacre scene with a passage at the top which reads in part "...After having received accounts from divers...".

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