- Museum number
- Object: Parn-garn
A profile portrait drawing of Parn-garn, an Aboriginal man, working as a native policeman from Victoria, wearing a uniform. 1851.
- Production date
Height: 15 centimetres (image)
Height: 20.40 centimetres (mount)
Width: 12.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 16.50 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This work is described as '1 drawing in pencil of "Parn-garn." One of the Native Police in 1851. Signed W Strutt, del.' in Davis' 'List of Ethnological Objects collected by the late Geo. Augustus Robinson, and purchased of [sic] his widow, Mar 29 1867' - MS 147, Royal Anthropological Institute Archives.
Robinson's Journal for 19 May 1852 notes: 'Strut (sic) brought three portraits of Aborigines'. See Ian D. Clark, Journals of G A Robinson, 2000:p.40.
- Not on display
- Foxing on the mount.
Moved to conservation 18/3/2019.
- Acquisition notes
- This drawing was amongst the material Franks acquired at the sale of J B Davis' estate in early 1883. It was one of a series of drawings, prints, paintings and ethnographic objects relating to Australia which J B Davis purchased in 1867 from Rose Robinson, G A Robinson's widow.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 29 (Davis Catalogue MS 145 RAI 1867)