ID number ART22254
Title Small craft anchored off Napa Napa, awaiting repairs
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Napa Napa
Date made February 1944
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement Overall: 39.4 x 45.7 cm

Description

Dargie 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."