Australia 1926 /1928 – 1998
Ruby Plains killing 1
[Ruby Plains killing #1] 1990 Description: from The Massacre series
Place made: Warmun (Turkey Creek), Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, natural earth pigments on canvas
Ruby Plains killing 1 1990 by Rover Thomas is one of a series of eight paintings that illustrate three incidents of conflict that occurred between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people earlier this century in the eastern Kimberley. The rich oral traditions of the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley have kept the memory of such incidents alive.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra