5 May - 10 September 2023
Image: Horseman leaping from a cliff 1892, pencil on paper, South Australian Museum Archives AA263/1/25b

A Little Bit of Justice - The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan

Open daily 10am-5pm

FREE entry

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.

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Image: Flannigan at Wyndham 2 1892-93

Pencil on paper

South Australian Museum Archives AA263/1/25a

A Little Bit of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan is a Library & Archives NT exhibition.

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