Spearing The Kangaroo

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Artwork by Tommy McRae - copyright Art Gallery of New South Wales

Completed in the 19th century (c1890) 'Spearing the Kangaroo' is an art work, in pen and ink, by the renowned Australia Indigenous painter Tommy McRae. The artist lived with his family on the Murray region of New South Wales/Victoria.

The drawing depicts some of the enduring cultural traditions of McRae's people in the face of the growing colonisation of Australia by imperial British settlers. The painting has spiritual as well as historical significance, and is now housed at The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

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