'A Little Bit of Justice' - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan

EXHIBITION OPENING: Wednesday 10 March 2021 | 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 10 March, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House), Darwin
  • Cost
Drawing made by Charlie Flannigan. Illustrations of a man on horseback, hillside, trees and shrub

A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan features the story of an Aboriginal stockman who was incarcerated at Darwin’s Fannie Bay Gaol between 1892 and 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, the drawings 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 6pm). Bookings 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 from a cliff, 1892. Courtesy of South Australian Museum.