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The Sword by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]


The Sword 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 "11" in the top right corner. The drawing shows an Aboriginal person being shot in the eye by someone holding a rifle on a boat.

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