Spearers Party

Original Painting Acrylic on Wood

By Helen Norton

92 x 61 cm

1991 Pidgeon Series (Jandamarra)

There were a few brave men or fools including Pidgeon who defied the white mans presence, his laws and guns. They refused to tolerate his cattle and sheep on their lands, and as stock speared their lands with their foreign hooves the tribal men speared them.  I don't want to appear as if I am casting a judgment myself, but it really was an invasion pure and simple upon their hunting ground. Inevitable of course and it it was not these white men it may have been some other different coloured man but the invasion would happen.