Splitting timber for the Corduroy Track - Australian Engineers working on Moresby-Kokoda supply line
ID numberART22084
Collection typeArt
TitleSplitting timber for the Corduroy Track - Australian Engineers working on Moresby-Kokoda supply line
MeasurementOverall: 45.7 x 58.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1942
Physical descriptionconte crayon on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAustralian soldiers are splitting timber for the corduroy track. Dargie noted, "Some of the swampy and steep parts of this trail would have been impassable for large bodies of troops and supplies without the reinforcement provided by this corduroy. The engineers, both Australian and America, played a great part in the opening up of this supply line".