On Casey's Knoll
|Title||On Casey's Knoll|
|Measurement||Overall: 40.5 x 45.7 cm|
|Place made||New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby|
|Date made||March-May 1944|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Description||A rough oil sketch. Dargie noted, "Two soldiers of 2/12th Bn [Australian Infantry Battalion], who have just come in from Ward's and the CO [Commanding Officer] of 2/10th Bn, pause and look down on the distant Bismarck Range, very blue above the cloud-filled valley 5000 feet below. It was from here that we saw snow one day on the peaks of the Bismarcks, the first snow they had seen since Syria. |
On the edge of the slope is a doover made of two half-tents, which has been erected by two of the men of the 2/10th Bn as their shelter".