Loading tracers, Battembang

Place Asia: Cambodia
Accession Number ART90111
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 89.4 x 120 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on cotton
Maker Gittoes, George Noel
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Bundeena
Date made May 1993
Conflict Period 1990-1999
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts Private Nigel Ellerton, RAR, 1st Battalion, United Nations Transitional Authority (UNTAC) loading tracers for rifles (bullets used to assist in aiming), while seated on the floor of a tent, surrounded by packs, trunks and a 5.56 Australian Steyr rifle. They were loaded for protecting the Skyhawk which flew the artist, George Gittoes, from Phnom Penh to Battambang in Cambodia.