The Gunner, SS Zealandia

Accession Number ART21020
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.5 x 45.5 cm; framed: 58 x 63.6 x 4.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on board
Maker Norton, Frank
Place made Australia
Date made 19 May 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.