Chargemen (Detonator Section, Commonwealth explosives factory, Maribyrnong)

Unit Australian Government agencies
Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Maribyrnong
Accession Number ART26106
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 33.8 x 28.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on cardboard
Maker Craig, Sybil
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Chargemen W Fanning and T McLellan working at a bench packing detonators at the Commonwealth Explosives Factory at Maribyrnong, Victoria. These men wearing scarlet uniforms are painting, labelling and tipping, before final packing of detonators to the services. Each packing bay has a limit of 250 cylinders of this particular type of detonator.

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