ID number ART25030
Title A cigarette for the wounded
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date made March - April 1944
Medium pen, ink and wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 17.2 cm x 16.4 cm


Soldiers of the 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion stand around a man laying on a stretcher. One is lighthing him a cigarette. Dargie noted, "Around the Spur, and out of sight of the enemy, it is at last safe to light up cigarettes. This was after we found the casualties, on the night of 31 March - 1 April, at about 4.30 in the morning, and we were on the way back to Scott's Creek [in the Finisterre Ranges, New Guinea]".