ID number ART23508
Title Mist, evening, Casy's Knoll
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date made March - May 1944
Medium watercolour on prepared artists board
Measurement Overall: 30 cm x 39.8 cm

Description

Soldiers of the 2/12 Australian Infantry Battalion stand around a campground. Dargie noted, "In these high regions of the Finisterres, the mists come up at morning and evening. It was through one of these dense mists that I saw some of the 2/12 Bn coming up the hill from Deserted Village, each man exhausted, and muddy after the long climb, ---- an incident which I would like to make into a sketch at some time in the future.
In this drawing, men of the 2/10th Bn can be seen digging on the edge of the slope. Actually, they were digging a latrine, and a refuse pit. On the left, the cook gathers wood to make a fire".