Rafa from One-Tree Hill

Accession Number ART02693
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 29 x 36.5 cm; unframed: 22.3 x 30.6 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on wood panel
Maker Lambert, George
Date made mid March 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts a view from south east of Hill 255. Rafa is on the border between Egypt and Palestine on the Gaza strip and was captured by the ANZAC Mounted Corps on 9 January 1917. The two graves marked in the foreground are most likely those of New Zealanders. Lambert visited here in March 1918 and wrote: "Unfortunately for the purpose of records the old battle ground was covered with encampments, Salvage dumps, POW enclosures etc so that to get a representation of the ground as it was during the action it was necessary to eliminate all that had grown up during the period between occupation and my arrival."