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Tommy McRAE

Kwatkwat people

Australia c.1835 – 1901

Black fellow killing birds with spear and boomerang 1890's
Collection Title: Sketchbook of Aboriginal activities
Place made: Wahgunyah, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawing in pen and dark-brown iron-gall ink Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower centre below image in brown ink, 'Black-fellow Kiling [sic] Birds / with Spear + Bomerang [sic]'.
Dimensions: sheet 23.8 h x 36.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1994
Accession No: NGA 94.1232.8
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Christie's Australia, Sydney, August 1994;
  • From the auction, 'Australian and european paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture', Sydney: Christie's Australia, 14-15 August 1994, lot 31.