ART23904

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ID number ART23904
Title View of Gilli Gilli, with reconditioned Jap invasion barge, and American ship unloading stores
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made October 1942
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 38.7 x 43.1 cm; frame: 54 x 59.6 cm

Description

Dargie 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.