Stoker in engine room one, HMAS Kanimbla

Accession Number ART91767
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 65 x 40 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 14 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Figure of a man in the engine room. Peter Churcher recalled, "I was amazed at the extraordinary environment of the engine room. It was absolutely crammed full of equipment. It was a very complex packed environment. I was quite awed by it. 'Stoker' is an old term for someone who used to stoke the boiler. The stoker today maintains the machinery of the engine room".