The clock tower

Place Asia: Malaysia, Labuan
Accession Number ART23230
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 37.9 x 41.1 cm; image: 37.9 x 41.1 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 20 June 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A sketch of the damaged caused by bombardment of Labuan, before the 24th Australian Infantry Battalion landed on 10 June 1945. The Clock Tower remains standing amongst the rubble, and Australian soldiers appear to assisting with the clean up. The artist has inscribed different sections of the drawing with the colour notes, such as 'burnt umber', and 'grey brown'.