ART23320

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ID number ART23320
Title Prisoner of war
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald (Artist)
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 1945
Medium pen and ink on paper
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.6 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.6 cm

Description

Australian prisoner of war liberated from Japanese custody in Balikpapan, Borneo, August 1945. Friend shows the deteriorating physical condition of the men held prisoners of the Japanese after such a long period. They were in a bad state from fever, malnutrition, beri beri and general ill-treatment.