ID numberART25021
Collection typeArt
TitleAllied troops on beach at Otomata Point
Measurementsheet: 27.4 x 38.6 cm; image: 27.4 x 38.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea
Date madeDecember 1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour on prepared artists board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionWatercolour sketch of Papuans launching small vessels off the beach, while soldiers sit, or stand on the beach looking on. As Dargie noted, "There was an American listening post here [Otomata Point] which reported the course and approach of enemy aircraft". This work was created when Dargie spent 16 days in December 1942 with the 15 Repair and Salvage Unit (RSU), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).