Drawing

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Registration number
29856
Item name
Drawing 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Gaiarbau (Willie Mackenzie)  
Associated cultural group
Waka waka \ Wakka wakka 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Kilcoy
Map
Collector
Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Dr L. P. Winterbotham 
Dimensions
H: W: 585 mm L: 915 mm D: Circum:

Description

Hand drawn and coloured figure on thick cream paper by Gaiaubau. Depicts man with white, pink and brown decoration on his body and face. Figure appears to be drawn using pastels. There is a note written in blue ink on the lower left side that says “Waka Waka Barnye (sp) pine Dots are bunya pods. (grangoo (sp)) Centre white is the trunk of tree”. There is a drawing on the reverse of the paper that depicts a man with no body or face decoration.

Research notes

Drawn by Gaiarbau during his meetings with L.P. Winterbotham, likely between 1950 and 1955.
Item 32494 is an overpainted photograph version of this drawing

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