Coastal defence gun

Accession Number ART22186
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 60.8 x 83.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Murch, Arthur
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Artillerymen from the Australian Military Forces crew a 6 inch naval gun on the coast in Darwin. The gun is one that was manufactured before 1914 and is probably off one of the First World War ships, an HMAS or a light cruiser 'Town' class. 'Ready ammunition' is stored in the pill box beneath gun the wooden screen is used for shelter and camouflage netting is used to disguise the gun.