Frederick Boski

Accession Number ART21703
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 41.3 x 33.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal with coloured crayon on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Northern Province, Gona
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Frederick Boski, escaped from the Japanese. This native was impressed by the Japanese at Rabaul, forced onto a ship and taken to Salamaua where he was used as a carrier by the Japanese over the Kokoda Trail and over the Owen Stanley until the Japanese were forced back. Eventually he reached Gona where he made his escape to the Australian lines. He was able to give our Intelligence Service much information regarding the enemy.