'Jarrangini (buffalo)' 2017-08-24

24.5 x 30cm (image), hard ground etching with aquatint


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Cat: 268-17-8/20

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The jarrangini (buffalo) was introduced to the Tiwi Islands by the British at the turn of the 1800’s. The British established a trading post known as Fort Dundas, in 1824, which only lasted four or five years. The Timorese Buffalo was introduced as a source of milk and food for the British colonisers. Long after the British colonialists left, the jarrangini still inhabits Melville Islands. It is a food source for the Tiwi people.

This is a hard ground etching with aquatint, and was made by the artist in collaboration with Basil Hall during a print workshop at Jilamara in April 2017.