Ringed with menace!

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV09061
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76.4 x 51 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photolithograph on paper
Maker Northfield, James
Beaufort Division of the Department of Aircraft Production
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A poster produced for the Beaufort Division of the Department of Aircraft Production during the Second World War. The poster depicts a map of Australia ringed by threatening Japanese ships and aircraft. The islands of Netherlands East Indies are occupied by a Japanese Army and there are ships sinking off the coastline. The scenes within the map of Australia are of agricultural activities and sports, images of the 'Australian' way of life. The text below the image reads 'Bar the Gates with Beauforts so that we may live in Peace'.

Donated through the Australian Government's Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme 1989