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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.
A black, grey and white pen and wash drawing on white watercolour paper. There is a border around the drawing. The drawing is numbered "31" in the top right corner. The drawing shows three Aboriginal people at a campfire in the bush with a homestead in the background. One person, a child, is lying down, possibly dead.
W 285mm x H 387mm
Preferred name as artist 'Pooaraar'