|Measurement||sheet: 75.7 x 56.1 cm; image: 46.8 x 41.2 cm|
|Physical description||colour screenprint on paper|
|Place made||Australia: Western Australia, Perth|
Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
The artist has superimposed the words of a popular song over a map of Australia. The song, which was written towards the end of Australia's involvement in Vietnam, and became associated with returning Vietnam veterans and was a quiet comment on Australian society's treatment of them. The artist has also incorporated a photographic image in the work of his grandfather Private Oliver Charles Greenwood who served in the AIF between 1914 and 1917.