Views of a corroboree and a battle
Original title 'Views of a corroboree and a battle'.
Tommy McRae spent most of his life in the upper Murray region of New South Wales and Victoria, and may have belonged to the Kwatkwat people of that area. He was known variously as Tommy McCrae, Tommy Barnes, and Yakaduna. McRae began sketching in the 1860s, traditional Aboriginal life and the presence of European pastoralists forming his principal subject matter. He gained recognition during his lifetime and sold many of his works. For further information see: Aboriginal artists of the nineteenth century / Andrew Sayers. Melb.: Oxford University Press in association with the National Gallery of Australia, 1996; Dictionary of Australian artists : painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870 / Joan Kerr (ed.). Melb. : Oxford University Press, 1992
The full catalogue record is available at http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110327934.