[Private Hans 'Jack' Mannheim separating mosquito pupae from larvae with a pipette]

Place Oceania: New Guinea1
Accession Number ART29199.022
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 24.5 cm x 30.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and blue ink on paper
Maker Heysen, Nora
Place made New Guinea1
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Study of laboratory assistant V377957 Private Hans 'Jack' Mannheim seated at a bench separating mosquito pupae from larvae using a pipette at the LHQ Medical Research Unit, Cairns. Private Mannheim was a Jewish man born in Gross Munzel, Germany, who came to Australia as a Dunera boy. After passing through internee camps in Hay, Orange and Tatura, he joined a labour unit of the Australian Army and eventually came to work in the malaria research lab, where he was drawn by Heysen.