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"Jimmy James" by Bevan Hayward [Pooaraar]

1996.0001.0002

"Jimmy James" 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

Pen and wash drawing. It depicts a police car with an Aboriginal man riding on the the lefthand front fender, while a white man is driving along a gum tree line road. 'S.A.111' is on the number plate.

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