ID numberART23321
Collection typeArt
TitleLiberated POWs, Balikpapan
Measurementsheet: 25.6 x 37.8 cm; image: 25.6 x 37.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place made
  • Borneo: Balikpapan
  • Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made25 September 1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionTwo 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.