Bun Ngan Bundi Nya Balubuwulin Ngulung Bang
acrylic on canvas
122 x 33cm
After viewing some ‘Indigenous’ paintings from the early 1900’s a particular painting in traditional Aboriginal style made me think of waterfalls. Hence this painting of a waterfall of significance to my people because of the massacre there, came to be.
The massacre was contentious in the eyes of some contemporary colonists and was informally called the ‘Bells Falls Gorge Massacre’ of my people, the Wiradjuri, who were shot and herded off of cliffs, a common practice by colonists employed to brutally claim land as their own (Bathurst Massacres).