Catalyst For a Massacre (Coniston Incident)
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
122 x 150 cm
1992 Beasts and Beauties
A typical incident where a white man was killed by the Aboriginals for sleeping with the tribesmen's wives at his leisure and pleasure. He was stuffed down a rabbit warren. This fellow was a dam builder and a dingo poisoner. His camels would drag the dirt out of the hole for the dam as there were no bulldozers back then. Inevitably what followed his death was a huge indiscriminate massacre of hundreds of Aboriginals in the area as a 'get back'.