|Maker||Friend, Donald (Artist)|
|Medium||brush and coloured inks, with pen and ink, heightened with white over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 51.8 x 68.5 cm; image: 51.8 x 68.5 cm|
Depicts a group of soldiers around tents in the desert. It is likely that the subject of this work is Charters Towers camp in North Eastern Queensland. Friend travelled to Charters Towers camp in December 1943 at the end of his involvement with the anti-malarial experiment program. In early December 1943, Friend had been making ideas for a painting of the place, in which 'the sky must be flat, crisp, yet with a feeling of enormous space, and the ground must stretch back in a dry infinity of perspective'. This work on paper shares similar characteristics.