When colonisation found its way to Tasmanian shores, it brought with it arrogance, brutality, and imposed non-traditional attitudes on its indigenous inhabitants, and its flora and fauna. It brought foreign objects, alien clothing, and forced displacement, with the intention to ‘civilise’. Looking back at Tasmania’s past, through written word and early photography, the incongruous images of European influence are a reminder of the necessity to maintain identity, and more importantly… to allow others to do the same.

Linda Keough


Oil on linen