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Yagan [picture]
Bib ID 6150703
Format PicturePicture [text, sheet]
Access Conditions Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this material may be culturally sensitive. 
Description [Perth, Western Australia] : Aboriginal Education Resources Unit (Western Australia), 1992 
1 poster : colour illustrations ; 60 x 42 cm 
Summary

A colour poster featuring a portrait of Yagan set against a bright green background. Two smaller images are inset at the right side: an illustration of the Swan River in 1827, and a map showing tribal territories in the Perth area as named by Yagan in 1832. The Aboriginal Australian flag is shown at top left corner of poster, and a text box titled "Yagan the Patriot" by Ken Colbung is at the foot. Poster is enclosed in a white border, with main title in yellow and red lettering.

Biography/History

Yagan (c. 1795 – 11 July 1833) was an Australian Aboriginal warrior from the Whadjuk people, a Noongar tribe, who is remembered as a hero due to his role in early indigenous Australian resistance to British settlement and rule in the area of Perth, Western Australia. A Government bounty was offered for his capture, dead or alive, and a young settler shot and killed him. Yagan's execution figured in Aboriginal folklore as a symbol of the unjust and sometimes brutal treatment of the indigenous peoples of Australia by colonial settlers.

Notes

Caption title.

At head of caption title: Aboriginal heroes of Western Australia

Subjects Colbung, Ken, 1931-2010 -- Posters.  |  Yagan, -1833 -- Posters.  |  Western Australia. Aboriginal Education Resources Unit -- Posters.  |  History - Frontier conflict - Western Australia.  |  Race relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Swan River Settlement -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Race relations -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australia.  |  Western Australia -- History -- 1829-1900 -- Posters.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Western Australia. Aboriginal Education Resources Unit, issuing body
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