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Aborigines. Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW. c1854

Aborigines. Affray of aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane, NSW. c1854

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by The Illustrated London News

Affray of aboriginal tribes near Stones Corner, Brisbane. The fight was about a stolen aboriginal gin, was between a father and the offending male, and developed from there..

Aborigines with shields, spears and war paint - and on-lookers watching near a fire.. This is a wonderful engraving, published on 17th June 1854 in The Illustrated London News. This scene which first appeared in the Moreton Bay Free Press, was described as "one of those barbarous and disgraceful scenes.. The scene of the conflict was a fine green flat, above a mile beyond Burnett's Swamp" [near Stones Corner].. A number of blacks of the Amity Point, Logan, Bribie's Island and Ninny-Ninny [Ningy-Ningy] tribes - the former being opposed to the two latter.. The cause of the quarrel was a Logan black, called Harry, having stolen a gin or female of the opposite tribes.."

The hand-tinting with watercolour was done at a later date, but certainly enables the detail to be appreciated better. Image approximately 17 x 26cm (7 x 10 inches), mounted between antique-white conservation matt-boards, with protective cellophane cover.

Stock Number: apAaILN1Price: $154.00