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"The Squatters' Thesaurus" by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1994.0001.0009

"The Squatters' Thesaurus" 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 drawings on white watercolour paper. Border left around the drawing. Drawing numbered '9' in the top right corner. The drawing is of a person holding a Holy bible and two men, with rifles, sitting outside the house.

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