Stretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys
|Title||Stretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|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.