ID number ART91488
Title House 8 Australian Sisters (32) Palembang, Sumatra
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Jeffrey, Agnes Betty (Artist)
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made c 1942-1945
Medium pencil on paper mounted on card
Measurement sheet: 17.2 x 21.3 cm


A house in Sumatra in the Palembang prisoner of war camp. This house was called 'House 8' and housed 32 Australian nurses. The house looks a little delipidated and there is fencing wire missing from the front of the house that was used by the women to make cooking utensils and knitting needles. This drawing is one of many sketches made by Agnes Betty Jeffrey while she was a prisoner in the Palembang prisoner of war camp.