The Audacity of Boat Men
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
By Helen Norton
80 x 100 cm
1992 Beasts and Beauties
Sometimes when white explorers would come across country where the Aboriginals had never seen a white fella, they would see the natives turning their heads totally the other way as if ignoring them. The white Englishmen would regards it as pure audacity, but what the Aboriginals were really doing was hoping that ‘the pale devils’ would disappear if they didn’t look at them.