Exhibition Q&A - 'A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan'

Wednesday 14 April | 5.30 to 7pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 14 April, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
Drawn image of campsite with two men, a tent, and bush scenery

Come and hear the remarkable story of Charlie Flannigan, an Aboriginal stockman and drover sentenced to death for the murder of station manager Sam Croker in September 1892.

There was no doubt Charlie Flannigan killed Sam Croker … but was he guilty of murder, or did he act in self-defence? And why was he hung when many had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment?

Join us for an evening of stimulating conversation with Patrick Orr, Deputy Chief Parliamentary Counsel for the NTG, and Don Christophersen, LANT’s Collection Development Coordinator and Curator of A Little Bit of Justice – The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan exhibition, to explore how this story came to light and how the prerogative of mercy might have been applied in this case.   

Following the evening’s presentations will be a Q&A session, so bring along your questions and burning sense of justice.

Places limited and bookings are essential for this event through Eventbrite.

A Little Bit of Justice – The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan exhibition features a selection of his drawings done whilst in solitary confinement awaiting execution. The exhibition is free and on the Mezzanine Floor at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House until 27 June.