Landing barge, troops and stores

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART21216
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 37.1 x 53.1 cm; image: 36.3 x 52.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour heightened with white with gouache and pen and ink over pencil on paper
Maker Mainwaring, Geoffrey
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The drawing depicts Australian troops landing at Papua New Guinea in 1942/3. In the foreground, Australian soldiers in uniform mill around barrels of supplies, while further back more Australian soldiers and men from Papua New Guinea unload barrels from two ships anchored in the water. To the right the viewer has a partial view of a shed, to the left three palm trees, and hills in the distance.