Stretcher party moving over a landslide

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu Bogadjim Area, Mindjim River Area, Daumoina
Accession Number ART25160
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 15.4 x 21.9 cm; image: 15.4 x 21.9 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and wash on paper
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

NX87474 Sergeant Newman was among a party who were ambushed, four being wounded. An armed party from "C"Coy at Daumoina, 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion set off into enemy territory to bring in the wounded. The wounded were brought back during the night which was very hazardous trying to walk around the landslides with sometimes sheer slopes into the ravines below.