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Decalogue in Double Voice by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]


Decalogue in Double Voice 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 "17" in the top right corner. The drawing shows a massacre scene with images of soldiers, dreaming figures and massacred Aboriginal bodies all over the drawing.

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