ID numberART23818
Collection typeArt
TitleBurial of the native child
Measurementoverall: 15.4 cm x 17.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date madeMarch - April 1944
Physical descriptionwatercolour, pen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDargie 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."