Self Portrait: Balu (she)


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This is an image of two unknown young women walking water from a well or river for the use of their white boss men or lady. They carry tins full of water over their shoulders. This was a common job for many First Nation people as it was deemed a menial job for slave labour. This style of slave labour had already been universally outlawed in the 1860’s throughout the world but was still in effect in Australia up until the 1970’s. It could be argued that modern slavery of First Nations people still continues today.


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Dimensions 24.5 × 3 × 29.5 cm

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