ART23175

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ID number ART23175
Title Sergeant Sanopa, Papuan Native Constabulary
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna
Date made 1943
Medium charcoal and pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 30 cm x 22.2 cm

Description

Depicting a portrait of a Papuan Native Constabulary, Sergeant Sanopa. He was stationed at Buna before the war. Recommended for decoration for work at Oivi. Fought at Kokoda - led A Company, 39th Battalion back to Oivi after they have been cut off, and fought with 39th Battalion back to Iorabeia. Papuan campaign with 39th Australian Infantry Battalion, Buna, New Guinea.