View of Gilli Gilli, with reconditioned Jap invasion barge, and American ship unloading stores

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Accession Number ART23904
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 38.7 x 43.1 cm; frame: 54 x 59.6 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Anzac Hall: Main Hall
Maker Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made October 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Dargie noted, "The Liberty ship is moored in the space between the wharf and the sunken Anchen [SS Anshun]. This latter ship was sunk by Japanese naval gunfire one night. Fortunately, the Bay hereabouts shelved so suddenly from the shore that it was still possible to bring in a ship, even of this size, between the wreck and the pontoon wharf. The barge in the foreground was salvaged by the Navy and used for our own purpose". Dargie made several trips in one of these barges in and around Milne Bay.