[Flying Doctor in Australia.]
[Crestock & Marsh. n.d., c.1940].
Gouache and watercolour. Sheet size: 240 x 365mm (9½ x 14¼"). Laid on board.
A scene depicting a medical light aircraft from the 'Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia', landed in a rural ranch in Australia. Two paramedics attend to a casulty on a streture in the foreground, as a nurse looks on behind. The ranch can be seen in the distance to the left. On 15 May 1928, the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service (later renamed the Royal Flying Doctor Service) opened in Cloncurry, Queensland by John Flynn, and is still in operation today. This painting by Fred Middlehurst was one of the original artworks for '11 Views Around the Commonwealth', including ‘Train thro Canadian Rockies’, 'Ocean Liner in Singapore’, ‘Camel outside Kaus’, ‘Oxcart in India’, ‘Boat in W Indies’ and others.
[Ref: 33388] £480.00