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430937
  • Title
    Charles Rodius portraits of New South Wales Aboriginal Australians, ca. 1844
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 1005
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1844
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430937
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    6 drawings - charcoal
  • Scope and Content
    1. Dirty Dick, Broken Bay [tribe ?] / Cha Rodius.
    21 x 16.2 cm. Titled along lower edge, signed at lower left.
    2. [Ricketty Dick, Broken Bay tribe] / Cha Rodius / 1844.
    20.3 x 18.1 cm. Titled (partly cut off and faint) along lower edge, signed and dated at lower left.
    3. Morirang [Mary] / Sholhaven [i.e. Shoalhaven] / Cha Rodius.
    17.4 x 13.9 cm. Titled at lower left, signed at lower left.
    4. Jacky Stuart, Shoalhaven / Cha Rodius.
    17.6 x 15.1 cm. (corners missing) Titled along lower edge, signed at lower left. On reverse unfinished profile sketch.
    5. Bobby Nirgengay [i.e. Nirgingay ?] / South Creek - Windsor / Cha Rodius.
    19.3 x 16.2 cm. Titled along lower edge, signed at lower left.
    6. Goosberry [i.e. Gooseberry] One Eyed Poll / wife / of King Bongarry / April 1844.
    21.1 x 17.6 cm. Titled at lower right, dated at lower left.
  • Source
    Transfer from the National Art Gallery of New South Wales to the Mitchell Library in 1921. Transfer from SSV*/Sp Coll/Rodius/8-13, Dec 2003
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This series of portraits are mentioned in: Newspaper cuttings relating to Sydney, ca. 1886-1911 `Some early portraits' v.116, p.5. "Several examples of this artist's [Rodius] talent are to be found in the Australian Court in the Art Gallery, in the Domain ... There are also some excellent portraits of old time aborigines (1844) - "Dirty Dick" and Ricketty Dick" of Broken Bay ; "Mary" and "Jacky Stuart," of Shoalhaven ; "Bobby Nirgingay," of Windsor ; and "Queen Gooseberry, ..." (Z/F991.1/N v.116 ; Microfilm at REF/MAV/FM4/2277)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824186
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Inscriptions appear along the lower edge of the drawings. Some are very faint.
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