In the Owen Stanley Jungle: two camouflaged soldiers about to go out on patrol

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range
Accession Number ART27560
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 110.3 x 74.4 cm; framed: 131 x 91 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

A double portrait of Private Claude Farrrell (standing) and Private Phillip Buckley. They look as though they are about to go on patrol in the jungle of the Owen Stanley Ranges in New Guinea. Dargie noted, "Green faces, green uniforms, tangled jungle background". This work was published in the 1943 Australian War Memorial publication, Khaki and Green as the frontisiece with the title 'Australian Jungle Fighters'.