ID numberART22254
Collection typeArt
TitleSmall craft anchored off Napa Napa, awaiting repairs
MeasurementOverall: 39.4 x 45.7 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Napa Napa
Date madeFebruary 1944
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDargie noted "The lugger occupying the foreground of this painting has been used for some time by the Americans as a means of supplying troops in isolated forward areas. I was interested to note that Gen [General Sir Thomas] Blamey recently stated that the experience gained from supplying Tobruk whilst it was besieged, by means of small craft, led to the extensive use of such shipping in the New Guinea campaign."