Generals MacArthur and Allen at Owers' Corner

Accession Number ART27780
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 87.6 cm x 72.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Moore, Alan
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1972
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts General Douglas MacArthur, the Commander of the South West Pacific Area during the Second World War with NX2 Major General A S Allen, DSO, Commanding the 7th Division. In the background is the tower at the end of a flying fox, used to transport material and equipment at the beginning of the Kokoda Track, New Guinea. The painting was commissioned to commemorate the event of General MacArthur's first visit to New Guinea and seeing the Kokoda trail at Owers' Corner on 3rd October 1942. Owers' Corner was named after Captain Owers.