Air sea rescue is not confined to open water

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART22413
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 39.2 x 45.8 cm; frame: 53.5 x 58 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

This painting depicts a "spotter" plane dropping a message to a RAAF Air Sea Rescue Launch carrying out a rescue in an inland Papuan river. A plant with colourful red flowers appears down the right edge of the composition.