ART40641

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ID number ART40641
Title Digger, ' C' Company, 7 RAR
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker McFadyen, Ken (Artist)
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1967-1968
Medium charcoal and rubbing out on paper
Measurement Overall: 58.4 x 39 cm

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of an Australian soldier of 'C' Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), with a towel hanging over his shoulder. This soldier was involved in Operation Santa Fe, a multi-brigade search and destroy mission directed against the National Liberation Front (NLF) and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) north of the Australian Task Force (ATF) base at Nui Dat. This operation ran between October and November 1967.