Grounding of HMAS "Voyager"

Accession Number ART32028
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 36.6 x 47.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description ink and pencil on paper
Maker Papworth, John
Place made Timor: Betano
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Depicts HMAS "Voyager" in the midground at Betano Anchorage in Portuguese Timor. The ship is grounded and troops from the 2/4th Australian Independent Company are debarking on lifeboats and rowing into shore. On shore in the forground people from Timor and men from the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company watch the scene unfold. Palm tree fronds in the upper right corner.