Artists private collection;
Gifted by the artist to Narrangunny Art traders
Jack Britten was born and spent his childhood at Tickelara Station, in the north west of Australia, at a time when many Gija people were massacred during the gold rush at Hall’s Creek and Chinaman’s Garden in the East Kimberley region.
‘Sometimes they bin all day shootin people there,’ Jack recalled in his later years, ‘my father and mother and grandparents were with good gadiya (white man). I might have got shot if he didn’t look after me’ (cited in Ryan 1993: 41).Share