Arrival of supplies, HMAS Kanimbla

Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91786
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 27.6 x 37.4 cm (irreg.)
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal, brush and sepia and black ink wash, white chalk on grey paper
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 16 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A human chain handing supplies from the upper deck to storage below. Peter Churcher recalled, "On this particular morning an American supply ship had dropped off a shipment of food supplies for HMAS Kanimbla. Tons of produce are suddenly dropped on deck, quickly brought into the hangar, then via a human line going all the way down to the bottom of the ship produce is taken down to the storage. This drawing took place in the hangar showing the lines of produce in the foreground and the start of the human line disappearing round the corner out of the storage rooms".