Batswoman clean bowled at cricket match, Fawkner Park

Accession Number ART25144
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 23.8 x 32.2 cm; image: 20.2 x 32 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour, pen and ink, pencil on paper
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
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


On 23 January 1944 the women in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) held a cricket match, 'AWAS Officers vs Other ranks', at Fawkner Park, in Victoria. As an official war artist, Tony Rafty recorded the daily events of service life in Melbourne while he waited to be sent overseas. In the drawing, Colonel Sybil Irving, AWAS Controller, is clean bowled, and wicketkeeper Corporal J Scott appeals.