BATTLEGROUND, Charles Bell's drawings of the War of the Axe, 1846, in historical context and in relation to recent representations of the Frontier/ Wars of Dispossession

: Godby (M.)

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92pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015


Published to accompany the exhibition, The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2015.

Includes the essay, "The War of the Axe, 1846-1847" by Jeff Peires, and notes on historical weapons by Rod Hooper-Box.

For this exhibition Charles Bell's sixty drawings of the War of the Axe are accompanied by extracts from contemporary newspapers on the war, panels of nineteenth-century race theory and texts that explain the stereotypes devised by settlers. Also includes work by Keith Dietrich, Christine Dixie, Stephen Inggs, Cedric Nunn, Hentie van der Merwe, Athi-Patra Ruga, Vusi Khumalo, and Penny Siopis.