ART23171

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ID number ART23171
Title Machine gun posts, in jungle, raised on piles above level of flood waters of Maiwara River
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made 1942
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.9 x 38.1 cm

Description

The 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".