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Encounter. Mounted police and blacks / Godfrey Charles Mundy
Bib ID 6149301
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, sheet]
Author
Mundy, Godfrey Charles, 1804-1860 artist
 
Online Versions
Description approximately 1850 
1 drawing : pen and ink; 20 x 25.4 cm; on mount 24 x 29.3 cm 
Summary

This sketch depicts the Waterloo Creek massacre (also known as the Slaughterhouse Creek massacre), part of the conflict between mounted police and Indigenous Australians in 1838.

Notes

Title taken from item.

Inscriptions: "Encounter. Mounted Police and Blacks"--In ink lower left; "GCM"--In ink lower right corner; "By Genrl G.C.Mundy reproduced in his book."--In pencil on mount.

Condition: Staining and yellowing.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138147309

Published in : Our Antipodes, or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies / Godfrey Charles Mundy. London: Richard Bentley,1852.

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2012. 
Subjects Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Crimes against -- New South Wales -- Waterloo Creek -- Pictorial works.  |  Mounted police -- New South Wales -- Waterloo Creek -- Pictorial works.  |  History - Frontier conflict - Policing  |  Waterloo Creek (N NSW SH 55-08)

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