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"Black and White Goose", native name "Bur-ra-yen-ne"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 22.8 x 16 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 352


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Bird in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted standing on a pale green to yellow mound overlaid with grey and black lines, and against a plain background. The bird has a red-yellow bill, with a yellow patch around the eye. The head and neck are black, the underparts are white, the back is white with black patches, and the wing and tail are black. The drawing is annotated in ink and pencil and framed by a pencil border.


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