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Title

Three and a half

1990


Artist

Milton Budge

Australia

1941 -

Language group

Ngaku, South-east region


About

"Painting completed in bushland scenery setting. Trees, bushes and their shade. Branches, twigs and dead logs and stumps.

The changing of the life style. Bark hut has a curtain floorway, cooking with pots and pans, water tin with dipper near hut, fishing with line on bottle. Man and woman wear clothes, tied with belt rope.

Woomera and spear nearby. Spear Broken – Broken Spear, Broken Spirit.
White man exchanges his ‘Tucka, Bacca …to Aboriginal man, for the need to fulfil his sexual desires. Woman turns away, but Aboriginal man forces her. Because to survive he must turn to white man and so…..

Dogs bark at white man and little boy behind dad. Trees debarked behind hut, but forky stick. Creek bed shows bank and weeds. Skin rugs near hut.
Clearly shows – Three and a Half. Aboriginal man, woman and little boy – and a small half-caste boy play with stick and dog."

Milton Budge, 1990


Details


Place where the work was made

New South Wales Australia


Date

1990


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

59.5 x 119.5 x 2.2 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

558.1994


Artist information

Milton Budge

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
New South Wales

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history