House 8 Australian Sisters (32) Palembang, Sumatra

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra, Palembang
Accession Number ART91488
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 17.2 x 21.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper mounted on card
Maker Jeffrey, Agnes Betty
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made c 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


A house in Sumatra in the Palembang prisoner of war camp. This house was called 'House 8' and housed 32 Australian nurses. The house looks a little dilapidated and there is fencing wire missing from the front of the house that was used by the women to make cooking utensils and knitting needles. This drawing is one of many sketches made by Agnes Betty Jeffrey while she was a prisoner in the Palembang prisoner of war camp.