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ID number ART26653
Title Stretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1943
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement framed: 183 x 274.5 cm; unframed: 143.2 x 234.4 cm
On display Main building: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2


Depicts four unidentified Papua New Guineans carrying a wounded man on a stretcher made of sapplings. Beside them is a walking wounded case and past them up the track are soldiers going into action. Where the corduroy track has broken down there are pools of mud and water, very often knee deep, characteristic of the Kokoda Track, New Guinea.