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Under the Act : an artist book / by Judy Watson
Bib ID 4384681
Format BookBook
Author
Watson, Judy, 1959-
 
Description Milton, Qld. : Numero Uno Publications, Grahame Galleries + Editions, 2007 
20 sheets, unbound : 20 ill. ; 42 cm. in 1 portfolio 
Summary

Artist's book interpreting her family's life and therefore the history of all Aboriginal people who lived under the Aboriginal Protection; and, Restriction of Sale of Opium acts of 1897, Queensland. She uses her great-grandmother and grandmother's documents found in the Queensland Archives. The documents reveal the categories, 'full blood', 'half-cast'. 'quadroon' and 'octeroon ascribed to the indigenous Australians of the day and the exemption card which allowed the holders to live and work outside the reservations.

Notes

Limited ed. of 20 numbered copies signed by the artist and 5 a/p (artist's proofs).

Twenty etchings with chine collé on Hahnemühle paper 42 x 30.5 cm.

Bound by Fred Pohlmann.

Library's copy is no. 2.

Library's copy includes 6 proofs donated by the artist. These are from pp. 11, 13. An additional 2 sheets of documentation detailing the processes used for these 6 proofs.

Subjects Artists' books -- Queensland.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment of -- Queensland.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Queensland.  |  Etching, Australian.
Other authors/contributors Pohlmann, Fred

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