- Museum number
Drawing; four people on a raft, one person wearing tunic and cap, in the water there are two swimmers, one pulling while the other is pushing the raft. On the river bank nearby there are three people and a dog, one person is sitting on the ground next to the dog while the other is standing next to them, he is wearing hat and holding a round container looking at the third person a little distance away. Arthur River.
Graphite and ink on paper.
- Production date
Height: 16.50 centimetres
Width: 9.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Robinson journal 10 June 1830:
'Sent the two male aborigines to hunt whilst I and the white men went to construct a raft of driftwood. In about three hours had the raft completed, lashing a tree trunk to it in case of accident. At 10 am loaded it and pushed off, swiming and
shoving it over. WOORADDY paddled it back and came on with the other people'.
(Plomley, Friendly Mission)
This is part of a collection of twenty-nine drawings by GA Robinson held by the British Museum, seven of which are on the opposite side of another drawing.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- This was probably part of the collection of artworks and ethnographic objects which Joseph Barnard Davis (q.v.) acquired from Robinson's widow in the 1860s, and which AW Franks (q.v.) later purchased for the British Museum at the auction sale of Davis's estate in 1883.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006Drg105-Rob