- Museum number
- Object: Aborigines of Australia Felix [Victoria]
Drawing; ink on paper. From a collection of sketches by GA Robinson. It depicts a group of Aboriginal people from Victoria, comprising four men, a woman and a child, in a lightly wooded forest on the edge of a river. Two of the men, the woman and the child are standing next to each other, with both men and the woman wearing clothing. The man on the right is holding a shield in his extended left arm, he has two spears secured to his back. He is also holding a short spear-thrower or club in his right hand. The woman standing between the men is carrying three spears and a sack on her back. The other man, who is older, is holding a walking stick in his left hand and has a sack on his back. The child, standing in front of the older man, is not wearing any clothing. On the tree branch above this group is a possum. Behind this group is a man with white clothing and a walking stick. On the left of the drawing is a man without clothing throwing a spear at two kangaroos.
- Production date
Height: 24 centimetres
Width: 30.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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: Oc2006-Drg116-Rob