The clock tower

Collection ID ART23230
Collection type Art
Title The clock tower
Measurement sheet: 37.9 x 41.1 cm; image: 37.9 x 41.1 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 20 June 1945
Copyright Copyright expired - 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'.