- Museum number
- Object: Morum-morum-been
A profile portrait drawing of Morum-morum-been, an Aboriginal man from Buninyong in Victoria and husband of Waran-drenin; he has scarification on his torso. Drawing is mounted on a cream sheet which has on the back half of a cut down printed portrait of George Augustus Robinson.
- Production date
Height: 20.10 centimetres (image)
Height: 29.40 centimetres (mount)
Width: 16.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 21.70 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
This work is described as '1 pencil drawing of “Morum-morum-been" Boninyong Tribe - by W Strutt 1852' in Davis' 'List of Ethnological Objects collected by the late Geo. Augustus Robinson, and purchased from 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: 27 (Davis Catalogue MS 145 RAI 1867)