In the Wimmera 1864 #1 2006
pigment ink print; edition 4/6
Gift of Dr Robert Nelson through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2010
Polixeni Papapetrou focussed on the Australian landscape and its narratives in works from the Haunted country series, stating:
The figure of the bush-lost child is one of the poignant themes in Australia’s cultural remembering. My desire was to create photographs that embodied the harrowing psychological aspects of these stories. I wanted to somehow draw the viewer into this emotional space, experience the undercurrent of the psychological drama unfolding and make connections between past and present consciousness about land and country.