Air Support: Qantas Empire Airways

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV05158
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 100.6 cm x 62 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photolithograph on paper
Maker Jardine, Walter Lacy
W.M Brooks & Co. Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c.1942-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Second World War propaganda poster designed for QANTAS by leading Australian commercial artist Walter Jardine. The image is a depiction of Australian soldiers and a Papua New Guinean in the valley of a jungle receiving parcels dropped by parachute from an overhead QANTAS aircraft. The title text and message is positioned in the lower third beneath the main image. During the Second World War, half the Qantas fleet was commissioned by the Australian government for war service.