ID numberART92160
Collection typeArt
TitleTransport driver sleeping behind his truck at Larrimah
Measurementoverall: 50.6 x 65.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeAustralia: Northern Territory, Larrimah
Date madeMay 1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour, pen and ink, pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA transport driver sleeping behind his truck at Larrimah in the Northern Territory. These drivers often had to drive over 200 miles per day in very hot weather, often driving for seven days at a stretch. This driver is suffering from dysentery from the bore water and the heat. Illness was common for the drivers who had little rest and often had to load and unload the trucks in the three days they had off from driving.