ID number ART22089
Title View in Catalina flying boat base, Port Moresby
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 1944
Medium watercolour on paper
Measurement Overall: 38.1 x 55.8 cm

Description

Watercolour sketch of activities at the Catalina flying boat base in Port Moresby. Two men stand on the jetty undertaking some repairs, while other aircraft are already up in the sky. Dargie noted, "Both Australian and U.S. Catalina squadrons are based on Port Moresby. At this station the aircraft are serviced and repaired. An RAAF Marine Section is also attached to the base. In the frame in the foreground can be seen the yellow buoys to which the Catalinas are moored in the water".