ID number ART23824
Title Bos'n's mate (Able Seaman John Burke)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Medium coloured crayons on paper
Measurement Overall: 51.8 x 40 cm

Description

Depicts a portrait of S3196 Able Seaman John F Burke, HMAS Kapunda, bosun's pipe (or call) in hand, pipping "Wakey, Wakey, Lash up and stow" which greets the matelots as they roll over in their hammocks about to commence another day at sea resisting His Majesty's enemies - and more watches to keep.