|Measurement||Overall: 40.5 x 45.5 cm; framed: 58 x 63.6 x 4.7 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas on board|
|Date made||19 May 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
The Gunner, SS Zealandia
Portrait of an unidentified Australian gunner on board the transport ship SS Zealandia in the Great Australian Bight. Behind the gunner is a 4 inch gun, a telephone for communication with the bridge and rifles for defence against low flying aircraft or mines released by paravanes.