Small craft anchored off Napa Napa, awaiting repairs

Accession Number ART22254
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 39.4 x 45.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Napa Napa
Date made February 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Dargie noted "The lugger occupying the foreground of this painting has been used for some time by the Americans as a means of supplying troops in isolated forward areas. I was interested to note that Gen [General Sir Thomas] Blamey recently stated that the experience gained from supplying Tobruk whilst it was besieged, by means of small craft, led to the extensive use of such shipping in the New Guinea campaign."