Troops crossing river, October 1942

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Wairopi Area, Wairopi
Accession Number ART27524
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 61.5 x 75.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Against G
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank
Date made c.1944-1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Frank Hodgkinson's earlier sketch of this subject is dated October 1942 and has a direct correlation to the artist's experience with 7th Australian Division. Hodgkinson enlisted in May 1940, but was not appointed an official artist until March 1945. During that period, he was dedicated to making sketches and writing about the war. Here, troops cross the Kumusi River at Wairopi, Owen Stanley Ranges, New Guinea.