ID number ART24372
Title Land headquarters medical research unit
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Heysen, Nora (Artist)
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Date made August 1945
Medium oil on plywood
Measurement Overall: 45 x 61 cm Frame: 57.5 x 73cm


The Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit in a mountainous setting at Redlynch, near Cairns, Queensland. At centre a soldier carries a white sack over his shoulder, whilst other groups of men walk through the grounds and sit outside the ward buildings. Two small footbridges have been constructed over ditches of exposed red soil in the foreground.