An Attack by Natives
An Attack by Natives:
This little figure is a convict, by The Port Jackson Painter in the 18th century. He is also referred to as the Hunted Rushcutter The Natural History Museum, London. He represents the white intruder in an Aboriginal land. Australia was thought by Europeans to be a terra nullius, and the Aboriginal inhabitants were completely discounted by white settlers. However, as we live in Australia today, as we criss-cross the land in our comings and goings, our seeking or running away, we are forming a fabric, of sorts. 1996 2.5m x 2m