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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 operating theatre in POW camp on Burma Thai Railway together with reproductions of prothesis and improvised equipment
Size
L 8 metres W 2 metres H 2.5 metres
Object Registration
AAMWA Diorama 2015.007
Keywords
thai burma railway;
Historical information
This diorama is the focal point the Prisoner of War Gallery. It was originally designed and installed by a collaborative group of artists and craftsmen, all themselves former Prisoners of War in 1995. Bamboo for the display and replica prosthetics was sourced from Thailand. The mannequins are artistic interpretations of identified POW surgical staff and doctors. The original display was moved and reassembled during the Gallery redevelopment process in 2015.
When Made
2015
Significance
All items presented within the diorama are based on POW recorded drawings and diaries of experiences in the Thai Burma Railway POW camps.
Last updated
24 Apr 2017 at 1:23AM