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The defence of Aaron Sherritt-Ned Kelly Series

Sidney Nolan1946

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Canberra, Australia

Mrs Sherritt: ‘They (the police) were in that position whenDan Kelly was in the room. I was put under the bed.Constable Dowling pulled me down… and then Armstrongcaught hold of me, and the two of them shoved me under.’ Historical record

A satirical title and a rather scornful portrayal, but thepolice thought the whole gang was outside and they hadheard Sherritt shot. The quilt is real. A friend who wasin the army with me gave it to me. It was made by peoplein a Heidelberg hospital. Sidney Nolan Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010

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  • Title: The defence of Aaron Sherritt-Ned Kelly Series
  • Creator: Sidney NOLAN
  • Date Created: 1946
  • Physical Dimensions: w907 x h1212 cm
  • Type: Painting,enamel on composition board
  • Rights: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
  • External Link: National Gallery of Australia

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