Salvage dump, Port Moresby

Place Oceania: New Guinea1, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Accession Number ART26788
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 56.3 x 79.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description gouache, pencil on paper
Maker Thake, Eric
Place made New Guinea1: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made May 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The painting shows aircraft components and wreckage at an American salvage dump, Port Moresby, New Guinea. The painting was made from sketches drawn in December 1944 at the dump a mile or two beyond 'Jackson's' airfield near Port Moresby. The artist described the setting as a wonderful place for painting with all the wrecks of aircraft lined up and the silence only interrupted by the occasional bird call.