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Diorama

From the Collection of Australian Army Museum of Western Australia Artillery Barracks Burt Street Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Western Australia

Description
1:1 scale diorama showing soldier of Australian soldier of the 7th Division at the time of the advance into the Markham and Ramu Valleys, September 1943
Size
L 1.5 metres W 2 metres H 2.5 metres
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Object Registration
AAMWA Diorama 2015.005
Keywords
ramu, markham, shaggy ridge, 7th division, 9th division
Historical information
This diorama is the introductory feature in the World War 2 Gallery - New Guinea and Islands area. A private soldier is shown in mixture of green and khaki uniforms, US style long leggings, long trousers with Thompson and Owen guns.
When Made
2015
Significance
The diorama shows the gradual introduction of green uniform elements and recognition of passive anti malaria measures (long sleeve and long pants)
Last updated
23 Apr 2017 at 6:41PM