Pumping out bomb crater, Labuan

Collection ID ART22897
Collection type Art
Title Pumping out bomb crater, Labuan
Measurement Overall: 46.8 x 61.4 cm
Date made 1498038360
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Object type Painting
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1498038360
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain
Physical description

Pumping out a bomb crater. In the early days of the job, when water was a rarity and there was none to spare, the deep green pools in the craters were used as laundries and swimming baths, so that even those that were being emptied often presented the appearance of a social occasion - sunburnt bodies splashing about in the water; the sound of enjoyment mingled with the drum-beat of the pumping engine.

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