Exhibition floor talks - 'A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan'

Multiple dates | Thursday 1 April, Thursday 6 May, Thursday 3 June 11am

Event Details

  • Date
    Thursday, 1 April, 11:00am - 11:30am
    Thursday, 6 May, 11:00am - 11:30am
    Thursday, 3 June, 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
  • Bookings
    Not required
Drawing of a man in a cowboy hat on a horse. Trees and cows also depicted

Come along and learn more about Charlie’s story from Curator Don Christophersen who will give a floor talk about the exhibition on the first Thursday of the month in April, May and June at 11am. 

A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan features 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 that depict the local architecture and narrate his transportation to the gaol and scenes from his days droving on pastoral properties, 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, the drawings provide a rare glimpse into the life of an Aboriginal stockman.

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