Roo shooter’s offsider

Adam Ferguson2017

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia

Dwayne John, aged 30 from Broken Hill, works as a kangaroo shooter’s offsider. 70 times a night, after a roo jolts and falls in the spotlight, Dwayne hauls the carcass onto the back of a truck. I made this picture of Dwayne in the early hours of a hot morning on Plumbago Station in South Australia. To me, Dwayne holding this kangaroo symbolises the human attempt to tame the land.


  • Title: Roo shooter’s offsider
  • Creator: Adam Ferguson
  • Date Created: 2017

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