Detail of decay [20171005 drawing, 1000x1000mm]
Stone inhumation [20170914 drawing, 1000x1000mm]
Stone inhumation [20170914 drawing, 1000x1000mm] The figure is a drawing of the Norwegian artist Christine Aspelund‘s male nude ‘Lying low’, used as a model of European man laid to rest in the Australian landscape.
[There lies Peter Clutterbuck now]
There lies Peter Clutterbuck now
still fourteen, on Phillip Island
where he was sent, and where he died
in 1935 parentless and poor
to the Newhaven Homes for Problem Boys.
His sister could not move him from this grave
since with him is another child
named Victor Hardy, still eleven.
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