Kumawa - Sisi Junction

Accession Number ART21035
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 54.8 x 61.2 cm; image: 37.4 x 44 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on board
Maker Watson, Douglas
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


Kumawa is halfway up the Sattelberg Road. 2/23th Australian Infantry Battalion relieved 2/15th Australian Infantry Battalion in the Kumawa area. From this area extensive preliminary patrolling took place. "B" Company, 2/23rd Australlian Infantry Battalion, advancing from Kumawa via Sisi village, contacted 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion. Seventy-nine enemy were killed in this area of New Guinea.