Prisoner of war
ID numberART23320
Collection typeArt
TitlePrisoner of war
Measurementsheet: 25.6 x 37.6 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place madeBorneo: Balikpapan
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionAustralian 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.