Pair of wooden clogs : Sister W E F Oram, 2/13 Australian General Hospital, AIF

Accession Number REL31000
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Wood; Canvas; Metal
Maker Young, Wilma Elizabeth Forster
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra
Date made c 1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pair of handmade wooden clogs known as 'trompers'. Each toe has a brown rubberised canvas strap attached with wire 'nails'. One strap has broken away. The heel of each clog is marked in pencil on the side 'W. ORAM'.

History / Summary

Made by VX58783 Captain (Sister) Wilma Oram of 2/13 Australian General Hospital while she was a prisoner of war of the Japanese on Sumatra.