ID numberART30071
Collection typeArt
TitleCamp Panorama
MeasurementOverall: 32.6 x 76.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Qastina
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionQastina encampment and water tower. The town was in what is now the Gaza Strip - it was totally destroyed, (in what conflict is not clear) and no longer exists. The artist writes, 'An extensive view of the military camp at Qastina, from the officers' lines. It shows tents covering a wide area, and the tower which gave the camp its water supply.' This was produced as part of the artist's Syrian Campaign series. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.