Pidgeon's Last Trick

Original Painting Acrylic on Wood

By Helen Norton

62 x 76 cm

1991 Pidgeon Series (Jandamarra)

Towards the end of the hunt for Pidgeon, he was shot and wounded by Micki, the best tracker in the Pilbara.  Pidgeon was lying face down, motionless. Joe Blythe came over and as he pointed his revolver close range to Pidgeon's head to put another bullet into him to ensure he was dead, Pidgeon swung around and blew Joe's thumb and finger off with his Winchester rifle.  At the same time, he took a bullet in the chest from Joe's gun.  Even so, he escaped again.