Morning ablutions (Maliana)

Place Asia: Timor-Leste, Maliana
Accession Number ART93985
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 57 x 76.4 cm
Object type Print
Physical description oil and coloured pencil on paper
Maker Cattapan, Jon
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 2008
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Morning ablutions (Maliana) shows the soldiers in their morning routine, making do as they shave using their tin mugs and truck rear-vision mirrors. The base at Maliana was in an old disused school building, where all amenities were temporary; the soldiers had no toilet facilities and had to use bush showers.