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447273
  • Title
    Chief Derah Mat [Derrimut] of Port Philip, 5 October 1836 / painted by Benjamin Duterrau
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DG 371
    Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Room 2, North Wall, no. 148
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1837
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447273
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas - image 91 x 71 cm. in frame 103 x 84 cm.
  • Source
    Presented by Sir William Dixson, 12 October 1938
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Titled in pencil on reverse, though hardly legible. There is also a handwritten label affixed to reverse, from which the title has been taken
    Derrimut was chief of the Yarra tribe. He forewarned Victorian colonists of a planned attack by Aborigines against them. Thus a massacre was averted but Derrimut's betrayal nearly cost him his life at the hands of the tribes he betrayed. Source: Treasures of the State Library of New South Wales / Anne Robertson. Sydney: William Collins P/L, 1988, pp. 132-133
    Digital order no:a928628
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    ""B.D. [?] 1837"" -- painted at lower right. Part of the inscription, now indecipherable, between the initials and the year, is possibly the month
    ""No.2"" -- painted on reverse of canvas
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