ID number ART22229
Title Native bearers carrying wounded
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1944
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 140.8 x 232.4 cm


Depicting four unidentified Papua New Guineans,carrying a wounded Australian on a stretcher made out of saplings. Beside them is a walking wounded case, and past them up the track, walk fresh soldiers going into action. Where the corduroy track has broken down, there are pools of mud and water very often knee deep, Kokoda Track, New Guinea.