Figures in possum skin cloaks and lyrebird

Archive Collections / William Barak / Series AA 795/1 / Figures in possum skin cloaks and lyrebird

The drawing depicts 50 Australian Aboriginal people in four lines and dressed in skin cloaks, surrounding a lyrebird. A further six figures line the bottom of the drawing.

A single drawing done in pencil wash, ochres and charcoal. Measuring 47x51 mm. It is annotated on the reverse "Women's navy & Black 2/1 ribs 364. Drawn by King William Barak (King Billy). The last of the famous Yarra* tribe now living at Coranderrk 1903. *Wurundjeri Tr"

It accompanied by a note from Graham Pretty (AA 255) to Dr Tindale (AA 338) advising it was presented by Mrs LAM Rogers of Norwood dated 11 June 1940.

Tindale Tribes: Wurundjeri.

CreatorWilliam Barak
ControlAA 795/1/1
Date Range1880  -  1903
Quantity   1   Drawing
FormatsDrawings
Series AA 795/1
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