Rew Hanks – ‘King Billy, fetch me my…!’

$350.00 inc GST

Edition of 40
Image size: 35.5 x 55.5 cm
Paper size: 56.5 x 76.5 cm
PCA Print Commission 2003

This faithful canine servant awaits his next command from an absent monarch. Like William Lanney, the last Tasmanian Aborigine, he has been given the grand title of king. This loyal corgi is surrounded by royal accessories – covered with the pelts from the colonial tiger – the thylacine. He wears a regal woolly coat which refers to the colonisation of the thylacine’s habitat by the sheep industry. The discarded glove represents the cultural defeat of the indigenous inhabitants.

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