Road to Atherton

Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton
Accession Number ART25640
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 27.6 x 37.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description black lithographic crayon and wash heightened with white on paper
Maker Curtis, R Emerson
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Atherton Tableland was, for a long period of the war, a vast camp area and hundreds of thousands of troops passed through the various camps. From August 1945 in his capacity as official war artist Emerson Curtis undertook a three month tour of Queensland. Travelling mostly by train he captured a rich visual record of the extensive wartime activities, people and industry of this ' frontier ' state.