Mosquito colony (Lieutenant Thomas Lemerle)

Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Accession Number ART24374
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 65 cm x 59 cm x 4.5 cm; Unframed: 45.4 cm x 40.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on board
Maker Heysen, Nora
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
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


The interior of a purpose built laboratory at the Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit in Cairns. Seated is NX99874 Lieutenant Thomas Hodges Lemerle, AAMC, Assistant Entomologist who is feeding the mosquito pupae. A laboratory assistant, V377957 Private Hans 'Jack' Mannheim, stands next to the adult breeding cage in which we are able to see the hanging slices of apple used to feed the adult mosquitoes.