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ART27780

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ID number ART27780
Title Generals MacArthur and Allen at Owers' Corner
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Moore, Alan
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1972
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement overall: 87.6 cm x 72.2 cm

Description

Depicts General Douglas MacArthur, the Commander of the South West Pacific Area during the Second World War with NX2 Major General A S Allen, DSO, Commanding the 7th Division. In the background is the tower at the end of a flying fox, used to transport material and equipment at the beginning of the Kokoda Track, New Guinea. The painting was commissioned to commemorate the event of General MacArthur's first visit to New Guinea and seeing the Kokoda trail at Owers' Corner on 3rd October 1942. Owers' Corner was named after Captain Owers.