Generals MacArthur and Allen at Owers' Corner
ID numberART27780
Collection typeArt
TitleGenerals MacArthur and Allen at Owers' Corner
Measurementoverall: 87.6 cm x 72.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerMoore, Alan
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1972
Physical descriptionoil on hardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts General Douglas MacArthur, the Commander of the South West Pacific Area during the Second World War with NX2 Major General A S Allen, DSO, Commanding the 7th Division. In the background is the tower at the end of a flying fox, used to transport material and equipment at the beginning of the Kokoda Track, New Guinea. The painting was commissioned to commemorate the event of General MacArthur's first visit to New Guinea and seeing the Kokoda trail at Owers' Corner on 3rd October 1942. Owers' Corner was named after Captain Owers.