King of Broadwater
Billy Kelly’s gorget is notable in that the style in which the emu and kangaroo motifs are drawn suggest the work of a graphic artist.
The kangaroo is almost comically alive, scratching its side in a true-to-life kangaroo gesture. The slightly surprised-looking emu is also drawn in an animated fashion. Once again a xanthorrhoea is the token of Australian flora.
The gorget is well executed with neatly bevelled edges. The style of the lettering and decoration suggest late 19th to early 20th-century manufacture.