Misirai, Papuan Infantry Battalion from Buka

Accession Number ART22746
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 38.1 x 50.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description wash on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
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


Depicts 'Misirai', Buka boy from the Solomon's. He was working around Rabaul when the Japanese landed. Impressed by them and brought to Buna in a labour line over the Kokoda Trail. He retreated with the Japanese and other natives to Buna where he escaped and joined the Australians. He has seen service in the Markham and Ramu Valley, New Guinea.