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  • Title: Driving Cattle
  • Artist: Mervyn Street
  • Region: Kimberley
  • Art Centre: Mangkaja Arts
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Collection:
  • Dimensions: 45 x 65 cm
  • Edition Size: 20
  • Price ($AUD): $ 440

Artwork Story

Most of the people were in the station. They used to work for nothing: food, a hat, a blanket, a shirt or trousers, They worked hard all day. They had no car to take a swag – only a pack horse or a mule. Sun going down. Times changed. The old life is gone. Those days were hard times. These days there are helicopters. Getting up early to get all the horses, make breakfast. Make sure the horses had shoes. Clean the gear and make sure the horses don’t have a sore back. Ride out a long way from the homestead. Take all the gear and set up camp. Making the cattle quiet, training the dogs and breaking the horses.

 

Mervyn Street

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