A quarry 'faceman', Iron Monarch

Accession Number ART23403
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall (frame) 74.7 x 84.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil, oil and wash on canvas
Maker Ragless, Max
Place made Australia: South Australia, Whyalla
Date made May 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A 'faceman' using a pneumatic drill on a large boulder of iron ore, sent down from the quarry face by blasting. A charge is placed in the larger stones, breaking them down to a size which can be handled by the mechanical shovel.