Frederick Boski
ID numberART21703
Collection typeArt
TitleFrederick Boski
MeasurementOverall: 41.3 x 33.2 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Northern Province, Gona
Date made1943
Physical descriptioncharcoal with coloured crayon on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionFrederick Boski, escaped from the Japanese. This native was impressed by the Japanese at Rabaul, forced onto a ship and taken to Salamaua where he was used as a carrier by the Japanese over the Kokoda Trail and over the Owen Stanley until the Japanese were forced back. Eventually he reached Gona where he made his escape to the Australian lines. He was able to give our Intelligence Service much information regarding the enemy.