A troop of horsemen of the North Australian Observer Unit (NAOU), crossing the Katherine River in ...

Unit North Australian Observer Unit
Places
Accession Number 058457
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Martin, William Donald
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Katherine River
Date made 1 October 1943-8 October 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A troop of horsemen of the North Australian Observer Unit (NAOU), crossing the Katherine River in the Northern Territory, led by an officer. The majority of the NAOU (known as Nackeroos) are skilled bush and horsemen. They are scattered all over the Northern Territory on guard against any surprise landings in isolated places. Many of the men have ridden over 2000 miles on horseback during the course of their patrols.