|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Timor Sea|
|Measurement||image: 115 x 153 cm|
|Physical description||pastel synthetic polymer paint on paper|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Delusions in the whaler
Jan Senbergs collaborated with Col Madigan, one of the Armidale survivors to create this work which forms part of a series of ten pastel drawings depicting the sinking of HMAS Armidale on 1 December 1942. On the eighth day when the survivors were on the whaler and it looked like all hope was lost the men had delusions. Here the artist has depicted an image of a communal delusion.