ID number ART26106
Title Chargemen (Detonator Section, Commonwealth explosives factory, Maribyrnong)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Craig, Sybil (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas on cardboard
Measurement overall: 33.8 x 28.8 cm


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.