ID number ART22083
Title After the battle - Waga Waga, Milne Bay
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 1942
Medium oil on canvas on composition board
Measurement unframed: 45 x 36.4 cm

Description

Dargie noted, "A soldier looks at a comrade's grave. Actually, this was one of three graves of prisoners who had been bayoneted by the Japanese. The graves were discovered by the patrol with which the artist was working. Around the graves of the murdered men their equipment was scattered and from one of the graves, which was very shallow, protruded a length of cord which had been used to bind the wrists of the dead men. With the knots still in it, this was taken back to Headquarters by Lieutenant Freeman, of Intelligence".