ID numberART23508
Collection typeArt
TitleMist, evening, Casy's Knoll
MeasurementOverall: 30 cm x 39.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date madeMarch - May 1944
Physical descriptionwatercolour on prepared artists board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSoldiers 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".