My Great Grandfather Pioneered Land on Yorta Yorta Country


My mother told us how her grandfather, my great grandfather, pioneered at Rochester Victoria. In doing so he took the land of the Yorta Yorta people. He was said to be a hard man so I can only image the taking of the country he took. This is my visual explanation. His patch is bottom right, rather barren against the country of the Yorta Yorta people who tended country. The white china pencil represents the layers, time and care the Yorta Yorta people gave the land and the respect they had and still hold.

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Acrylic and china pencil on canvas


120cm x 90cm