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[Portrait of an Aboriginal fisherman, ca. 1880s] [picture].

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Title devised by cataloguer.; Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK6852.; Condition: Adhesive tape in each corner; some tape and adhesive residue around perimeter; overall smudge marks.; Inscription: 'Rocks on the hills at Cape Upstart, East Coast of Australia'--Handwritten in ink on reverse (refers to watercolour on front of sheet). Images include: Pencil sketches of an Aboriginal man walking in water carrying fish and a fishing spear; five pencil sketches of dingoes; one drawing of a parrot. All are on the reverse of a watercolour entitled: 'Rocks on the hills at Cape Upstart, East Coast of Australia'. There is a slight chance these drawings are by Harden S. Melville (c. 1820-1879), as he was in the Cape Upstart region in the 1840s and did a drawing of a river and kangaroos at Cape Upstart, later published in his 'Sketches in Australia' in London, 1849, plate VII

Topics: Aboriginal Australians -- Portraits., Aboriginal Australians -- Fishing -- Pictorial works., Fishers -- Australia -- Pictorial works., Dingo -- Australia -- Pictorial works., Parrots -- Australia -- Pictorial works., Anglers., Fishers.
Publisher: [188-?]
Year: 1880
OAI identifier: oai:nla.gov.au:nla.pic-an23168517
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