VDC hauling gun into position for coastal defence, on North Queensland coast
ID numberART26112
Collection typeArt
TitleVDC hauling gun into position for coastal defence, on North Queensland coast
Measurementoverall: 32.6 x 37.8 cm frame: 52.6 x 59.0 x 5.7 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeAustralia: Queensland
Date made1943
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on cardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDargie noted, "This sketch depicts one of the activities of the VDC [Volunteer Defence Corp] in the danger period, before Australia's defences were properly organised against a Japanese attack on the northern mainland. If the anticipated attack had come at this stage, the major portion of the task of defending the North would have fallen to the VDC".