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Queenie McKenzie's 'Mistake Creek Massacre' displayed by National Museum after years of controversy
July 23, 2020
'Mistake Creek Massacre', a painting by the late Queenie McKenzie, an influential Indigenous artist, has finally been displayed by the National Museum of Australia. The piece was purchased in 2005, but has not been hung until now due to controversy surrounding the events it depicts. 'Mistake Creek Massacre' is now being displayed as part of the 'Talking Blak to History' exhibition.
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Image credit: 'Mistake Creek Massacre', Queenie McKenzie, 1997.