Mount Painter mining camp

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number ART23422
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 61.5 x 76.6 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil with charcoal on canvas
Maker Ragless, Max
Place made Australia: South Australia
Date made August 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The view from the entrance of the Mount Painter uranium mine. This mine, in the Flinders Ranges, was the first known uranium deposit in Australia and it was the first target of intensive exploration for uranium at the request of the United Kingdom for their atomic weapons project. In 1944, with the agreement of Prime Minister John Curtin, samples of high grade uranium ore were produced from Mt Painter and flown to the USA for use in the Manhattan Project.

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