ART28730

Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number ART28730
Title Not titled [Prisoner carrying belongings]
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945-1946
Medium pen and ink heightened with white, over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 25.8 x 17.6 cm

Description

When a prisoners-of-war in Japanese hands was required to move from one camp to another, he was required to personally carry all his belongings with him. The drawing shows an Australian POW with all his wordly possessions in transit. It was originally intended to be an illustration in a book about the 8th Division AIF's experiences in Malaya during the Second World War.