Naval firefighters

Accession Number ART26664
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 50.4 x 34.0 x 38.8 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4: Islands
Maker Ewers, Ray
Gregory, E J
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1947
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The Flinders Naval Depot staged a mock oil fire to facilitate the artist's accurate rendering of the subject. The artist recalls that they "[lit] a lot of oil and then put it out. It was very kind of them but an awful mess to clean up."