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Mitchell, Leonard Victor William, 1925-1980 :[Shinto shrine and memorial cairn, Featherston Camp] 1945.

Reference Number: A-268-019

Shows a Shinto shrine, seen through barbed wire, with prison huts in background. Two prisoners, one squatting, one standing, are behind the shrine, in front of a hut on the left. To the right, a Catholic priest is conversing with another prisoner. There are rolls of barbed wire at roof level above the huts. The site, a fenced enclosure containing a young tree in leaf or blossom above a cairn surrounded by carefully-built rock walls, is likely to be the burial ground of the Japanese prisoners shot at the camp.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Pencil works, related to Victor Leonard William Mitchell, Featherston, Shinto, Priests, Prisoners of war - New Zealand, World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Japanese and Cemeteries - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Mitchell, Leonard Victor William, 1925-1980 :[Shinto shrine and memorial cairn, Featherston Camp] 1945., Reference Number A-268-019 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil on paper, 252 x 334 mm (image) on cream wove paper, 277 x 354 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Mitchell was posted as a guard to the prisoner-of-war camp at Featherston in 1945.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000938)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: Mitchell. 1945.

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