'Spirit of protest'
ID numberART22718
Collection typeArt
Title'Spirit of protest'
MeasurementOverall: 52.8 x 62.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeAustralia: Northern Territory
Date made1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour with gouache and coloured crayon on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe spirit of the Protest was humorously nicknamed after the Spirit of Progress. This train picks up troops and stores at Larrimah railhead for transport to Darwin. The men sleep and eat en route in cattle trucks during the 24 hour trip - assuming the old locomotive makes the grade. The engine has been known to make three attempts to climb a slight hill.