Red Cross Welfare Officer (Mr W Smythe)

Accession Number ART23691
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 79 x 58.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Murch, Arthur
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait depicting Mr W Smythe, Welfare, Adelaide River Camp, Adelaide River. A member of Australian Red Cross Society, a voluntary organisation who during the war collected, by voluntary subscription from the public, immense funds which were expanded in medical equipment and distributed to the medical units of the services, and comforts for the sick and wounded. It also had a service which endeavoured to trace prisoners-of-war and obtain news for relatives of personnel posted "Missing", Darwin.

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