ID numberART22229
Collection typeArt
TitleNative bearers carrying wounded
Measurementoverall: 140.8 x 232.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1944
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicting 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.