V.D.C.hauling gun into position

Unit Volunteer Defence Corps
Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland
Accession Number ART26069
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 39.4 x 45.1 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Queensland
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

This sketch depicts one of the activities for the Volunteer Defence Corps in the danger period, before Australia's defences were properly organised against a Japanese attack on the northern mainland. If the anticipated attack had come at this time, the major portion of the task of defending the north would have fallen to the Volunteer Defence Corps, Queensland 1943.