Hulk of "Voyager", Betano

Place Asia: Timor
Accession Number ART26325
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.5 x 45.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
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 became grounded on a sandbank at Betano Bay when landing Australian commando troops on Timor in 1942. It became impossible to shift her, charges were exploded aboard and she was set on fire. Any light moveable gear was handed to the commando force.