The gully was exceedingly rough and precipitous. So muchso that on one occasion as we were ascending in singlefile one of the packhorses lost its footing and fell.Historical record

I was proud that I’d got the horses going up the hill all right.It was difficult for me. One of the pack horses had fallen,so I decided to put it upside down and give levitationanother aspect. It is a dreadful descent and the horsewill fall forever. I am nearing the climax of the tragedy.Sidney Nolan Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010


  • Title: The slip-Ned Kelly Series
  • Creator: Sidney NOLAN
  • Creator Lifespan: 22-Apr-17 - 28-Nov-92
  • Creator Death Place: London, England
  • Creator Birth Place: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Physical Dimensions: w1211 x h907 cm
  • Type: Painting,enamel on composition board
  • Rights: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
  • External Link: National Gallery of Australia

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