Bacon Hill, New Britain

Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain
Accession Number ART41049
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 300 cm x 500 cm x 425 cm
Object type Diorama
Physical description Figures: pewter (tin, antimony, zinc); Backgrounds: synthetic polymer paint on fibreglass; Modelling: synthetic polymer paint on plaster over wood and wire armature with tin, copper wire, clay and solder
Maker Jones, Vernon
Walker, Ralph
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1949 -1952
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This diorama depicts the difficulties experienced by men of the 14th/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion in their attack on Bacon Hill (known to the Japanese as Mount Sugi) on 17 March 1945. Strongly held by Japanese in forward bunkers and foxholes, the capture of this feature was an important phase in the New Britain campaign (Solomon Islands) in 1945.