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ID number ART24374
Title Mosquito colony (Lieutenant Thomas Le Merle)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Heysen, Nora (Artist)
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas on board
Measurement Overall: 45.4 x 40.4 cm


The interior of a purpose built laboratory at the Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit in Cairns. Seated is NX99874 Lieutenant Thomas Hodges Le Merle, AAMC, Assistant Entomologist who is feeding the mosquito pupae, another laboratory assistant stands next to the adult breeding cage in which we are able to see the strands of apple used to feed the adult mosquitoes.