Blacksmith forges with Caisson section of dock wall in construction

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30268.009
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 36.4 x 27.4cm (irregular)
Object type Drawing
Physical description ink wash with pen and ink over pencil on paper
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Construction of a dock wall at Sydney Graving Dock. Men stand and work in the sheds below. A caisson is half-way along the wall, partly engulfed by black smoke. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken.

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