ID number ART22086
Title Transporting a new airplane engine from salvage launch to shore by means of native Lakatoi - crashed plane in distance
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made December 1942
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 44 x 59 cm


Papuans are shown assisting moving a new aeroplane engine on a vessel for transportation. This was intended as a pencil study for a larger painting. This work was created when Dargie spent 16 days in December 1942 with the 15 Repair and Salvage Unit (RSU), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).