Louise Daniels

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wapperty, 1866 (from Woolley)

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wapperty, 1866 (from Woolley)
Wapperty is my distant relative - the sister of my direct ancestor, woretemoeteryenner, both daughters of the chief mannalargenna. Wapperty died at the Oyster Cove Aboriginal settlement south of Hobart on August 12th, 1867. This work is based on a photograph taken by Charles Woolley one year earlier. Born in more peaceful times, wapperty's traditional lifestyle was decimated by the conflict of colonisation. Wapperty was a survivor and had a family on the Bass Strait Islands with a European sealer. She was taken to the Aboriginal "establishment" at Wybalenna, Flinders Island in its final stage and then transferred to Oyster cove with the last few traditional Tasmanians. Over the course of her lifetime wapperty lost everyone and everything she ever knew and loved. I think it shows on her face. Medium: Acrylic and Pastel on Linen Dimensions: 102cm x 76cm $1,200 unframed
Posted on August 28, 2016