War memorial in a country town

Collection ID ART28129
Collection type Art
Title War memorial in a country town
Measurement framed: 23.2 x 29.7 cm; unframed: 16.4 x 22.7 cm
Object type Painting
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

A war memorial in the centre of town features a soldier on a plinth, gallantly striding out. People stand around the memorial, some in uniform, while others look out from the balconies of nearby buildings. This work, which is referred to in Donald Friend's diaries, was painted by Friend for Major General Kaye in October 1943, who later gifted it to the Australian War Memorial.

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