ID number ART23321
Title Liberated POWs, Balikpapan
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald (Artist)
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 25 September 1945
Medium pen and ink on paper
Measurement sheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.8 cm

Description

Two Australian prisoners 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.