TLF ID R4032
This is a watercolour, measuring 27.8 cm x 17.7 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It features an Indigenous Australian man about 2 m up the trunk of a eucalypt tree, with his feet and one hand in notches on the trunk. He is holding a small axe in the other hand, ready to cut another notch, apparently being directed by a man below who is holding a spear and spear thrower (woomera). In the background, closer to a river, another Indigenous Australian stands on the branch of a tree, high above the ground, with three others waiting below.