Death of PC Richardson

Original Painting Acrylic on Canvas

By Helen Norton

20 x 25 cm

1991 Pidgeon Series (Jandamarra)

Pidgeon had become an armed tracker in a police unit with Bill Richardson, assisting in the capture of aboriginal stock spearers.  Eventually the ultimate test was upon him as he assisted in the capture of his own people, the Bunuba.  Circumstances led to Pidgeon turning on his white friend and killing him to release his own people. Here his immortality and running began.  He had gone from being a prize tracker for the white men, into being tracked by the white men through this one incident that changed his entire life path.