Detail of "Voyager" at Betano

Place Asia: Timor
Accession Number ART26162
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 21.6 x 27.9 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and wash on paper
Maker Bush, Charles
Place made Timor
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


HMAS Voyager went aground on 25th September, 1942 when disembarking reinforcements at Betano for the Australian Commando in Timor. "Voyager was firmly embedded in the sand when hit by a bomb from Japanese aircraft and the Commander ordered her destruction. Her engine room was blown up and fires started to complete the destruction. Any mobile armament was taken off for use by the land forces.