William Laing Painting

In 1889, following a cricket match at Millpoint Pass, when Towamba defeated nearby Pericoe, members of the losing team returned with guns to set about killing the victors. A reliable account of what occurred is unavailable, but this painting by William Laing at the Eden Killer Whale Museum provides, at least, a record of a bizarre event. In her book about Towamba, “The Forgotten Corner Interviews” Kate Clery asks Gloria Grant and Shirley Sproates about the origin of the painting. Gloria believes the painting may have been by William Laing, the eldest son of James and Isabella.

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