Devastation, Balikpapan

Accession Number ART22997
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 96 x 116.5 cm; unframed: 71.8 x 92 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4: Borneo
Maker Watson, Douglas
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts the devastion and condition of a section of an oil refinery at Balikpapan, South East Borneo, showing oil tanks burnt out after the bombardment preceding the landing by 7th Australian Division on 1st July 1945, and since rusted from rain.