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Theme: Encounters

Artist: Rover THOMAS
Birth/Death: 1926–1998

Title: Ruby Plains killing 1

Credit Line: Purchased 1990. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Ruby Plains killing 1 1990 by Rover Thomas is one of a series of eight paintings that illustrate three incidents of conflict that occurred between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people earlier this century in the eastern Kimberley. The rich oral traditions of the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley have kept the memory of such incidents alive.

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