New Guinea art show (News from home No. 53)

Accession Number F00747
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 20 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Place made Australia, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea
Date made 31 August 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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An art show of pictures painted by Australian and United States troops in New Guinea broke attendance records. The show was sponsored by the United States Red Cross and was attended by over 30,000 civilians and service personnel. A ballot was conducted for the most popular art work. The winner was "Serenade" by U.S. pilot Robert Pearce of Nebraska. Also depicted is "No 1 Fella Boy" by Australian Thomas Henry Morgan, who was killed in action after making his painting.