|Place||Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory|
|Object type||Trench Art|
|Physical description||Wood; Paint; Metal|
|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Trench art Christmas greeting : 2/5 Infantry Battalion, AIF
Trench art outline map of Australia (less Tasmania) sent to his mother by a member of 2/5 Infantry Battalion, AIF. The timber map is is missing the top 1 cm of Cape York, and is hand painted in gold with the words 'XMAS A.I.F Greetings 1943 MOTHER Northern Territory LOVE VIN'. A small painted representation of a colour patch (red over black on a grey background) which appears to be an inverted representation of the 2/5 Battalion colour patch is in the centre of the map. On the reverse is a stand made from a section of black painted wire bent into a 'Z' shape, the top arm of which passes through a folded metal hinge.