Dry docking the whaler

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Timor Sea
Accession Number ART91497
Collection type Art
Measurement image: 115 x 153 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description synthetic polymer paint, pastel on paper
Maker Senbergs, Jan
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1998
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Jan Senbergs collaborated with Col Madigan, one of the Armidale survivors to create this work which forms part of a series of ten paintings depicting the sinking of HMAS Armidale on 1 December 1942. On the fourth day, the survivors managed to raise the ship's whaler, dock it to a half submerged makeshift raft and repair it with canvas.