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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.
Black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. Border left around the drawing. Drawing numbered '5' in the top right corner. The drawing is of an Aboriginal man and an Englishman in the bush with the Aboriginal man clearing some branches.
W 289mm x H 386mm
Preferred name as artist 'Pooaraar'