This work tells of the incarceration rates of Aboriginal people being higher than other races from settlement until today.
At the time of settlement the indigenous population was estimated to be around 300,000 and had long developed a culture that was their own.
In spite of the good intentions the clash of the two cultures was to have a lasting detrimental effect on Aboriginal history, as the settlers pushed further into the country and discovered fertile lands to open up to grazing.
Aboriginal history shows that the Aborigines were also exposed to diseases, such as small pox, suffered starvation due to loss of traditional lands and suffered many massacres. Much of this cultural history has been handed down generation to generation through art work and songs. This confronting image is part of this history, and shows the connection of how it was to how it is today, with Indigenous people having a higher representation in our correctional services facilities.
Size: 130cm Deep x 75cm Wide