ID numberART25029
Collection typeArt
TitleGreat bloody sense of humour you blokes've got!
MeasurementOverall: 24.2 cm x 30.7 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date made1944
Physical descriptionpen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA rough sketch of the incident portrayed in picture ART22090. As Dargie recalled, "The essence of slap stick humour is still the dignified gent who steps on a banana skin. We were resting on the top of Casey's Knoll, and on the other side of a deep mud pool, where we saw an overloaded straggler making his way with grim earnestness up the greasy slopes toward us. We all watched him in silence, but with great interest - all of us had come to grief, more or less in that mud pool and we wanted to see what sort of a crossing he made. He came to see what looked for a way round, (there wasn't any we knew!) stepped gingerly forward..... and fell flat on his face. That pool was three feet deep. He broke surface again, looked at his heartless cobbers splitting their sides and made his comment.