HMAS Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942

Accession Number ART24483
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 87 x 105.7 cm x 6.9 cm; Unframed: 63.4 cm x 81.9 cm x .5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1942-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts HMAS Perth fighting her last battle on 28 February 1942.

There were survivors of the sinking of HMAS Perth who were rescued and sent to Changi as prisoners of war, where Griffin, official war artist, was also imprisoned, and where created this work based on their testimony.