Drawing

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Registration number
29848
Item name
Drawing 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Gaiarbau (Willie Mackenzie)  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Fraser Island
Map
Collector
Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Dimensions
H: W: 382 mm L: 550 mm D: Circum:

Description

Hand painted and coloured figure on thick cream paper by Gaiarbau. Depicts man with pink, white, yellow and black decoration on his body and face. Figure appears to be drawn and coloured using chalk or pastels. There are also some pencil lines. There is one inscription on the front of the paper in blue ink that reads “GNOOLONGBARA (fast coroboi with shoulder [??] and leg) Shoulder dots only if corobori was slow”.

Research notes

Drawn by Gaiarbau during his meetings with L.P. Winterbotham, likely between 1950 and 1955.
Item 32486 is an overpainted photograph version of this drawing

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