Night, Cairns train

Accession Number ART23746
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.6 x 45.7 cm; Frame size: 57.6 x 62 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on plywood
Maker Bush, Charles
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An impression of a gloomily-lit carriage interior, well known to all who have made the journey north from Brisbane. The artist has endeavoured to capture all the boredom felt, and the seemingly uncomfortable positions in which the troops sleep. Leaving Brisbane at 2000hrs it was not until 1330hrs, 4 days later that the troops thankfully reached Cairns. Unidentified soldiers sleeping within the interior of a dark railway carriage.