ID numberART23270
Collection typeArt
TitleBurnt out oil tanks, Balikpapan
Measurementsheet: 32.2 x 44 cm [irregular]; image: 31.6 x 40.6 cm [irregular]
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place madeBorneo: Balikpapan
Date made7 August 1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink, brush and coloured wash and Chinese white on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionThe pre-landing bombardment and strafing of the 7th Australian Division wrought such damage that for some distance there could be seen nothing but ruined buildings, blackened coconut plantations and charred ground. This picture shows some of the oil tanks, whose metal had been wrapped into fantastic shapes and burned to strange colours by the heat, Borneo.