View of Gilli Gilli, with reconditioned Jap invasion barge, and American ship unloading stores
ID numberART23904
Collection typeArt
TitleView of Gilli Gilli, with reconditioned Jap invasion barge, and American ship unloading stores
Measurementoverall: 38.7 x 43.1 cm; frame: 54 x 59.6 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date madeOctober 1942
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDargie noted, "The Liberty ship is moored in the space between the wharf and the sunken Anchen [SS Anshun]. This latter ship was was sunk by Japanese naval gunfire one night. Fortunately, the Bay hereabouts shelved so suddenly from the shore that it was still possible to bring in a ship, even of this size, between the wreck and the pontoon wharf. The barge in the foreground was salvaged by the Navy and used for our own purpose". Dargie made several trips in one of these barges in and around Milne Bay.