ID number ART23230
Title The clock tower
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald (Artist)
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 20 June 1945
Medium pen and ink on paper
Measurement sheet: 37.9 x 41.1 cm; image: 37.9 x 41.1 cm


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'.