Transport driver sleeping behind his truck at Larrimah

Accession Number ART92160
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 50.6 x 65.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, pen and ink, pencil on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Larrimah
Date made May 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A 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.