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"The lord has given us this land. Joshua 2.9" by Bevan Hayward (Pooaraar)

1996.0001.0001

"The lord has given us this land. Joshua 2.9" 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

A pen and wash drawing. It depicts a cultivated landscape with two white men in 18th century European clothing in the foreground and two Indigenous men harvesting a crop in the middle ground. Text reading 'The lord has given us this land. Joshua 2.9.' is printed at bottom of image.

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