Malay boy

Accession Number ART23231
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 38 x 28.7 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and black ink on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


One of the Malay natives in the native compound at Labuan after the landing by troops of the 24th Australian Infantry Brigade. These natives had been brought to the island as slaves by the Japanese and were in a deplorable condition when liberated by the Australians.