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A Little Bit of Justice – The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan


South Australian Museum
North Terrace, Adelaide

10 Sep 23

This exhibition features the drawings of Charlie Flannigan, a 19th Century Aboriginal stockman, who was incarcerated at Fannie Bay Gaol while awaiting trial for murder.

The first person to be hanged in the Northern Territory, Flannigan became the centre of intense debate when George Page, a white man also sentenced to death for murder, had his sentence commuted to life in prison.

The drawings, held in the South Australian Museum’s Archives, were made by Charlie Flannigan while in solitary confinement and are unique observations of his personal history and culture.

Charlie Flannigan was denied justice, but his story lives on through his drawings, allowing us to know more about his life rather than just the circumstances of his death.

We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region.

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