A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan

pencil drawing on paper of man riding a horse astride behind a rugged landscape

Library and Archives NT is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition: A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan.

The exhibition highlights the story of an Aboriginal prisoner who was the first person to be executed in the Northern Territory, at Darwin’s Fannie Bay Gaol in 1893.

The exhibition features 22 of his drawings depicting scenes from his days droving on pastoral properties, the local architecture and narrate the story of his transportation to the gaol, all carried out whilst in solitary confinement.

The exhibition at the Northern Territory Library is the first time Charlie Flannigan’s drawings have been shown together. Presenting themes of racial conflict and the injustice of early Northern Territory history, they provide a rare glimpse into the life of an Aboriginal stockman.

We invite the general public to join us for the official launch on Wednesday 10 March from 5.30 – 7.30pm (speeches start at 6.00pm). Bookings are essential through Eventbrite.

A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan is a free exhibition, on display at Library & Archives NT, Northern Territory Library, Parliament House on the Mezzanine floor, 10 March  – 27 June, 2021.

Image: Charlie Flannigan, Horseman leaping form a cliff, 1892. Courtesy of South Australian Museum.