Burial of the native child
|Title||Burial of the native child|
|Maker||Dargie, William (Artist)|
|Place made||New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges|
|Date made||March - April 1944|
|Medium||watercolour, pen, ink and wash on paper|
|Measurement||overall: 15.4 cm x 17.1 cm|
Dargie noted, "One of the native men scrapes a shallow hole in the earth with a pointed stick. The police boy places the child in this and the earth is pushed back. The mother squats down beside it and wails. As the baby was half Japanese, some people may find her sorrow quite incomprehensible; others may not."