Stretcher bearers in the Owen Stanleys

Unit 2nd Australian Imperial Force
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Accession Number ART26653
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 183 x 274.5 cm; unframed: 143.2 x 234.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Against G
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

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.