Hydrographer Ranges from Oro Bay, New Guinea, 1944

Places
Accession Number ART92767
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 14.1 x 24.5 cm (irreg.)
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker McBryde, John
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Oro Bay Area
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: External copyright

Description

View of the Hydrographer Ranges from Oro Bay, New Guinea. The Australians landed at Oro Bay in 1943, setting up a naval base that would become a key strategic point throughout the remainder of the Pacific War. The artist, John McBryde, served as Port Director in 1944.