Drawing of European man
Summary:Drawing of European man in uniform and European man with a gun.
Original title '1 verso. European man in uniform and European man with a gun'.
Inscribed "Drawing from Black Johnny / Kangatong 1855" in ink.
Artist Eugene von Guerard (1811-1901) visited Kangatong Station the property of James Dawson to paint a picture of Tower Hill in 1855. During his stay von Guerard met Johnny, an Aboriginal youth, aged about fourteen or fifteen. Johnny was probably Johnny Dawson (known by the name of his employer), born about 1842. Johnny worked as stock-keeper on Kangatong. He died at Framlingham in 1883.
The full catalogue record is online at http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110038830.
People:Johnny the Aboriginal artist
Kangatong Station, Port Fairy VIC.
Original Date Description:1855
Rights:Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955. Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.
Source:'Series 02: Drawings by Johnny the Aboriginal artist, Kangatong Station, 1855' collection.