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"Kokoda Corrective" by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1995.0018.0001.004

"Kokoda Corrective" 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 and white pen and wash drawing. It depicts a man standing in a graveyard, with a skeleton at his feet, calling out a speech bubble containing "It was here young ... Australian men foug... for the first time against the prospect of the invasion of their country".

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