Stretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys
ID numberART26653
Collection typeArt
TitleStretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys
Measurementframed: 183 x 274.5 cm; unframed: 143.2 x 234.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1943
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.