The doomed raft

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Timor Sea
Accession Number ART91500
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. This work depicts some of the survivors at sea upon the makeshift raft. Despite an attempted rescue by a Catalina on the eighth day, the men were tragically lost at sea.