Lorraine Gill Galleries - The Australian Series

Clean Shot

I had made some Aboriginal friends who took me out to hunt kangaroo.

We seemed to be in the middle of nowhere when, with just a slight indication, one Aboriginal friend made a motion with his hand (their perceptions are so keen that he was able to see that kangaroo amidst the bushes where no ‘normal’ person would have been able to detect it).

I was often totally amazed at the quickness of perceptions of my friends.

Very stealthily he hunted the kangaroo.

Finally the kangaroo realised that the distance between him and the hunter was an absolute.

The kangaroo stood transfixed, he was shot very cleanly through the eye. The blood was burgundy. Later on the animal was divided into its appropriate portions for the family.

Clean Shot