Corporal McKelvie RAAF, Diego Garcia

Collection ID ART91750
Collection type Art
Title Corporal McKelvie RAAF, Diego Garcia
Measurement framed: 259 mm (H) x 208 mm (L) x 39 mm (D)
Object type Painting
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia
Date made 07 March 2002
Copyright AWM copyright

Portrait of female officer, Corporal McKelvie, RAAF, at Diego Garcia. Peter Churcher recalled, "There were only three Australian women on the island. I felt it was important to acknowledge one of them and chose Nicky for her outwardly stern 'military' appearance but knowing all the while that there was a sweet girl underneath".