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Two Letters by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1994.0001.0006

Two Letters 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. Border left around the drawing. Drawing numbered '6' in the top right corner. The drawing is of a two page letter being written on a verandah. The letter starts, 'Dear Father, I have just now read the cutting...'

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