Genealogy Enthusiast | Indigenous Engagement Advisor
Artist: Russell James
Size: 152cm x 152cm Square
Medium: Black and white photography printed on fine art photographic rag paper
How could I not be fascinated by genealogy? My family’s history has such intriguing twists and turns – my ancestors are an incredible mix of Indigenous people, pastoralists, colonists, pearlers, warriors and even the son of WA’s most revered founder, John Septimus Roe. And yes, members of my family were among the Stolen Generation. Sometimes it’s hard knowing what my family has been through – George Harriot Roe never recognised my grandmother Clara Jackamarra as his daughter – but it’s a journey I need to take to find out who I am.