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'.