ID number ART25021
Title Allied troops on beach at Otomata Point
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made December 1942
Medium watercolour on prepared artists board
Measurement sheet: 27.4 x 38.6 cm; image: 27.4 x 38.6 cm


Watercolour 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).