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ID number ART21699
Title Buna bound - SS Bantam (Sapper D Bryant, Sapper Roy Lewis, Sapper Rex Briggs)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Medium sanguine and bistre conte crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 32.8 x 45.6 cm (sight) (mounted)


Seen sitting on the ships raft are, left Sapper D. Bryant, 2/4th Australian Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers; centre, an American sapper of 43 U.S.A Engineers; right, Sapper R.Lewis, and back to artist, Sapper R. Briggs of the same unit. The voyage from Milne Bay was punctuated by air alerts and submarine scares. The S.S Bantum is a Dutch K.P.M boat. Oerlikon gun for defending ship is seen in the background.