ART22084

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ID number ART22084
Title Splitting timber for the Corduroy Track - Australian Engineers working on Moresby-Kokoda supply line
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Medium conte crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 45.7 x 58.4 cm

Description

Australian 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".