[Oil tanks ablaze, 16 June 1942]
ID numberART26629
Collection typeArt
Title[Oil tanks ablaze, 16 June 1942]
MeasurementOverall: 38 x 50.9 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeAustralia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made1942
Physical descriptionwatercolour heightened with white over charcoal on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe Japanese patterned-bombed the township of Darwin. On this occasion the oil tanks were hit, burning furiously for 3 days. In the foreground are the workshops and yards attached to the Boom Defence installations on the end of the Headland. Sheltering the oil tanks is the beginning of the destroyed Darwin Jetty. The tanks are sunk in the Headland.