Machine gun posts, in jungle, raised on piles above level of flood waters of Maiwara River
ID numberART23171
Collection typeArt
TitleMachine gun posts, in jungle, raised on piles above level of flood waters of Maiwara River
MeasurementOverall: 27.9 x 38.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made1942
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe machine gun posts are made of a bamboo structure and have palm leaves creating roofs. Dargie noted, "These weapons had a field of fire covering the approaches to the nearby river. However, this river frequently flooded and beacuase of this, the posts had to be raised on piles some five and six feet high above the grounds".