James WIGLEY, McLeod and mob in jail Enlarge 1 /1


Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1918 – 1999

  • France, England 1948-52

McLeod and mob in jail c.1956 Place made: South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof 2/20
Edition: edition of 20; plus artist's proof and new version edition 1/1

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'J Wigley'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'McLeod + mob in jail'. inscribed with edition details ower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'AP 2/20'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso in pen and ink, ' 'McLeod and the Mob in Gaol' / Etching by James Wigley / Famous episode when Don McLeod & some of his / aboriginal gang were gaoled in Port Hedland. / See McLeod's book How the West was lost / Main aboriginal strike leaders - Dooley Bin Bin / Clancy McKenna, Jacob Oberdoo / Jim was not fully satisfied , and / subsequently did a secon [sic] etching of / the same subject, an edition of one, / and gave it to me. [Burt King]'
Dimensions: printed image 25.0 h x 19.6 w cm sheet (sight) 28.8 h x 22.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia and Pacific Print Fund, 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.85
  • Estate of Burt King.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne, 2008