Biography

Birth date: 28 October 1918
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Blackburn
Death date: 17 October 2000
Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

George Browning was born in Blackburn, Victoria, in 1918. He studied at the National Gallery of Victoria School from 1937 to 1941 and at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, from 1938 to 1939. During the Second World War Browning served as an official war artist attached to the Military History Section in New Guinea and Borneo from 1943 until 1946. Not only did he produce a substantial collection of paintings and drawings, but after the war he also worked extensively on the Australian War Memorial's dioramas, of significant events from the Second World War.

One of his major duties in New Guinea was to collect information and make studies for the dioramas. Browning was responsible for painting the scenery, models and figures, and for many years he did restoration work on the Memorial's dioramas, including those from the First World War.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Photograph

071814

ILOLO, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-30. VX76415 LIEUTENANT R. B. EWERS (1), WAR ARTIST, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION, ATTACHED TO HEADQUARTERS NEW GUINEA FORCE, WITH VX128013 SERGEANT G. J. BROWNING (2) AND THEIR TWELVE CARRIERS PREPARING TO LEAVE ILOLO. ACCOMPANIED BY CORPORAL B. M. ROGERS, THE GROUP TRAVELLED...

071814

071237

MILNE BAY, PAPUA, 1944-03-04. MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY HISTORY SECTION PICTURED ABOARD THE H.T. TAROONA ON ARRIVAL AT MILNE BAY FROM TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX191007 LIEUTENANT E.A.D. WATSON (1); SERGEANT G. BROWNING (2); PRIVATE A. RAFTY (3); NX191070 LIEUTENANT H.A. HANKE...

071237

071238

MILNE BAY, PAPUA, 1944-03-04. MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY HISTORY SECTION PICTURED ABOARD THE H.T. TAROONA ON ARRIVAL AT MILNE BAY FROM TOWNSVILLE, QUEENSLAND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX191007 LIEUTENANT E.A.D. WATSON (1); SERGEANT G. BROWNING (2); PRIVATE A. RAFTY (3); NX191070 LIEUTENANT H.A. HANKE...

071238

063835

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1944-01. V30852 SERGEANT G. J. BROWNING, OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION.

063835

088284

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-04-10. SERGEANT G. BROWNING, WAR ARTIST, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION LAND HEADQUARTERS, WITH HIS BRIDE.

088284

088285

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-04-10. SERGEANT G. BROWNING, WAR ARTIST, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION LAND HEADQUARTERS, ASSISTS HIS BRIDE TO CUT THEIR CAKE.

088285

086512

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 1945-02-17. Official War Artist Sergeant George Browning at Headquarters Military History Section (MHS) , 52 Queen Road, sketching with a large drawing book with inconvenient covers which do not fold. Browning was about to leave for Papua and New Guinea on assignment.

086512

086513

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 1945-02-17. SERGEANT G BROWNING AT HEADQUARTERS MILITARY SECTION, 52 QUEEN ROAD, SKETCHING WITH A SMALL AND MORE CONVENIENT STYLE OF PAD WITH STIFF COVERS WHICH FOLD CONVENIENTLY.

086513

119441

TARAKAN, BORNEO 1945-09-26. THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY EDUCATION SERVICE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION WHICH WAS JUDGED BY VX128013 SERGEANT GEORGE J. BROWNING, MILITARY HISTORY SECTION, AND UNITED STATES ARMY SERGEANT KEN NAKANO OF THE ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICE. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN SHORTLY...

119441

136084

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL EXHIBIT. WORLD WAR I DIORAMA TITLED: LONE PINE, 1915. SCULPTURE: W. WALLACE ANDERSON. LANDSCAPE: G. BROWNING.

136084

Art

Sunset in Ramu Valley

Looking toward the Finisterre Ranges from the Ramu Valley, near Dumpu. When the decision was made in 1943 to develop the Lae area in New Guinea as a major Allied staging post and base it was quickly realised that the control of the combined Markham and Ramu River Valleys would be vital to the...

ART26575

Sunset, Ramu Valley

Looking in the opposite direction to the Finisterre Ranges from the Ramu Valley, near Dumpu. The sun sets behind some clouds in the distance. When the decision was made in 1943 to develop the Lae area in New Guinea as a major Allied staging post and base it was quickly realised that the control of...

ART26576

Action at Sattelberg

The attack of the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, supported by tanks, attacking at Sattelberg, New Guinea.

ART27627

VE Day, Melbourne

In this work, civilians mingle with members of the Air Force, Navy and Army at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets, outside Flinders Street Station in central Melbourne. In the background, a congregation leaves St Paul's Cathedral following a Thanksgiving service. The large RAAF...

ART24072

VE Day service at the Shrine

V-E Day Service at the Shrine of Remembrance. View of the Shrine Service from a perch looking along St Kilda Road. Representatives of various religious denominations and the Service were on the dias. The Salvation Army Band is on the left.

ART24073

Kokoda trail

Representing troops of 25th Australian Infantry Brigade crossing a creek along the Kokoda Trail. This picture was intended to represent a patrol pushing along a side track, but it is typical of any forward troop movement along the trail.

ART24074

Wau-Bulldog road, New Guinea

Depicts part of the Wau-Bulldog Road passing over the top of a rock face between Secombe Camp and Herring Gorge.

ART24075

Sergeant John Dowie

SX6087 Sergeant John Dowie, MHS.

ART25300

Sergeant William Williams

7th Australian Imperial Division, Royal Australian Army Survey Corps; VX27459 Sergeant (later Captain) William Henry, MHS, formerly editor of Truth; North Africa

ART25301

Despatching christmas book order forms to the V.D.C. throughout Australia

Depicts two military personnel sitting at a table writing and shuffling papers. On the table are piles of books and some coffee cups. Despatching of order forms for the Army Christmas book. In the foreground is Captain Searle and behind him is Sergeant Anderson. Browning worked as an illustrator...

ART25302

Private Carmichael, AWAS, at the switch, Melbourne

Australian Women's Army Service; Private Carmichael, AWAS; telephone switchboard at Military History Section Headquarters

ART25303

Miss O'Brien typing letters

Miss O'Brien is a civilian typist of the Australian War Memorial attached to the Military History Section.

ART25304

Grovesnor, LHQ Signals, Albert Park

Depicts to military personnel marching along a footpath. In the background is a historical building surrounded by trees. Grosvenor, Land Headquarter Signals, Albert Park. In peacetime this building was used as a reception hall for weddings, balls etc. During the Second World War it became the...

ART25305

LHQ Signals camp, Albert Park, Motor cycle garage

Depicts military personnel standing inside a warehouse that is lined with motorcycles. A yellow light illuminates the space. The garage was formerly used as a rifle range. The Norton cycle in the foreground was the unit's first bike.

ART25306

Army Draughtsman (Signaller Geoff Anderson)

V210002 Signaller Geoff Anderson, draughtsman, n Line Of Command

ART25307

Servicing a jeep

Depicts a jeep in profile with a man working underneath it. In front of the vehicle is a small cylinder-shaped barrel. One of a small fleet of American jeeps kept at Land Headquarters Signals, Albert Park, Melbourne. These jeeps were mainly used for carrying despatches. This one is shown being...

ART25308

M.T. Park

Depicts a row of vehicles beneath some trees. The trees are of a larger plantation in Albert Park Parade, just outside the Signals camp. They offered good concealment for the Camp's motor vehicles.

ART25309

Officers' Mess

Depicts a row of pitched tents, with a small plaque labeled 'Officers' Mess' in the foreground. The marquee was the Officer's Mess at Land Headquarters Signals Camp at Albert Park.

ART25310

Despatch rider (Signaller R Falkner)

Albert Park; Signaller R Faulkener (or Falkener/ Falkner), Despatch Rider, Land HeadQuarters Signals; wearing boots, crash helmet and goggles, and carries a .38 pistol and leather gauntlets, wears royal blue and white brassard

ART25311

Motor-cycles and jeeps

Don-R (Despatch rider) vehicles awaiting service. The motor cycle in the foreground is being checked over and those behind it have been wheeled out of the garage for checking and overhaul. The scene is the yard of the Signals Drill Hall, Albert Park. Behind the jeeps are the Land Headquarters...

ART25312

Radio checking on a General Grant tank

Depicts a radio technician inspecting the wiring of a short range aerial adaptor on the turret of the tank. The picture shows the 37mm machine gun mounted side by side in the turret.

ART25313

Servicing General Grant tanks for dispatch to 1st Armoured Div.

Scene at 1 Australian Ordnance Tank Depot. General Grant tanks are being serviced and equipped for despatch to 1 Australian Armoured Division.

ART25314

1 Aust. Ord. Tank Depot

Depicts a scene at the 1 Australian Ordnance Tank Depot, back entrance, where General Tanks are serviced and equipped for despatch to 1 Australian Armoured Division. On the verso of the drawing is an ink sketch of tank.

ART25315

General Grant tank

Depicts a frontal study of a Australian Ordnance Tank. On verso of drawing is an incomplete study of the same tank. The tank was returning for servicing to 1 Australian Ordnance Tank Depot after taking part in manoeuvres.

ART25316

Isabel & M.3 light

A Vehicle Outfit Log checker from the Australian Women's Army Service making a final check on a Mark III light General Stuart Tank. 1 Australian Ordnance Depot.

ART25317

Vehicle Outfit Log checker (Private Isobel Sanderson)

Private Isobel Sanderson, AWAS, of, a Vehicle Outfit Log Checker at a Base Ordnance Depot

ART25318

Servicing a general grant

Depicts Trooper Max Singline, servicing radial engine of General Grant tank. The illustration was produced at the 1st Base Ordnance Depot in Melbourne.

ART25319

Camouflaging M3 Lights

Depicts the inside of warehouse full of tanks, a man stands on one spraying it with a gaseous substance. The study is of an inside of an army repair shop in Melbourne. After thorough mechanical servicing, complete lubrication and carrying out of all modifications, the tanks were cleaned, painted...

ART25320

Turning

Depicts a man in a workshop surrounded by machinery and two gas cylinders to the left. Light pours in from the window. The illustration captures a sergeant at the lathe turning the male piece of a flaring tool for fuel injectors for the Mark III Medium General Grant Tanks. On the verso of the...

ART25321

Matilda Tank and General Grants

Study of an army tank, with another tank and motor vehicle in the background. The scene is of the lane behind the 1 Australian Ordnance Tank Depot in South Melbourne. The tank in the foreground is a Matilda Tank and the other is a General Grant Tank.

ART25322

General Grant Tanks

Drawing illustrating the difference between stern of the radial engine, petrol driven tank and the stern of the Diesel engine tank on the right. Produced at the 1 Australian Base Ordnance Depot, Melbourne.

ART25323

Lieutenant R V Kneale

Lieutenant R V Kneale, MHS

ART25324

Private Robert Buchanan

VX90176 Private (later Lieutenant) Robert John Buchanan, photographer, MHS

ART25325

Elizabeth Southern

Miss Southern, civilian typist, Military History Section, counting stamps.

ART25326

Tank transporter

Depicts a tank transporter parked on the racetrack at Ascot Vale, Melbourne.

ART25327

Matilda being hauled onto transporter

Depicts a Matilda tank being hauled onto the back of a transporter vehicle.

ART25328

Tanks at Ascot Vale

Tanks of the "General Grant", "General Lee", "General Stuart", and "Matilda" types drawn up on the Leger course at Ascot Vale Racecourse. The office and quarters are in the central building. A Tasmanian plane passes low on it's way to Essendon.

ART25329

Tanks in storage

Tanks of the "General Lee" and "Grant" types, parked and trapaulined at Ascot Vale Racecourse.

ART25330

Personnel servicing M3 Lights

Personnel of "A," Squadron, 2/7th Australian Armoured Regiment servicing their tanks at Ascot Vale. "A" Squadron's sign, a blue triangle, is seen on the turret of each tank.

ART25331

Camp in the showgrounds

Depicts a view of the L.T.D in the Claremont show grounds, a few kilometres from Perth. This drawing was made from the verandah of the YMCA hut on the opposite side of the Oval. Personnel in transit report at the small Silver Shell building in front of the 1929 Centenary building. Personnel staying...

ART25332

Driver L.A. Parker

Depicts a portrait of Driver L A Parker, 101st Australian Motor Regiment, drawn at Leave and Transit Depot, whilst waiting transport to Victoria to be transferred to the reserves and to continue civilian trade as a baker and pastry cook.

ART25333

Street scene - General Details Depot, Claremont

Depicts the main street of the General Details Depot. On the right behind the trees is a block of tent lines where cased of Trench mouth were isolated. The windmill towers and the advertisements on the left for farmers' supplies are the remainder of this display made by the firms concerned in the...

ART25336

Back street - Chinatown

Depicts a back street in the tent lines of 7 Labour Company (Chinese) at Claremont, Western Australia.

ART25337

Water carts

Depicts a drawing of 3 watercarts at 9 Australian Horse Transport, Claremont, Western Australia.

ART25340

VX 78902 L/Corporal R.B. Hartley

Claremont; 1st Armoured Division Postal Unit, Leave and Transit Depot; VX78902 Lance Corporal R B Hartley, 1 Armd Div (Postal)

ART25344

Soldier reading Euripides (Gunner G. Collins)

Gunner G. Collins, Royal Australian Artillery, reading Euripides, a Sydney Universty undergraduate imbibing the classics at Leave and Transit Depot,Claremont, Western Australia.

ART25345

Sergeant of engineers

unidentified Sergeant of Engineers, RAE, in Parkstone Transit Camp

ART25348

Sergeant Geoffrey Mainwaring

Sergeant Geoffrey Mainwaring, war artist, MHS

ART25349

LHQ Sigs at Williamstown Rifle Range

Study made while accompanying Land Headquarters Signals on a shoot at the Williamstown Rifle Range, Victoria.

ART25350

LHQ Signals on Williamstown Rifle Range

Study of soldiers in training at the Headquarters Signals at Williamstown Rifle Range, Victoria.

ART25351

L.H.Q Sigs at Williamstown Rifle Range

Study made while accompanying Land Headquarters Signals on a shoot at the Williamstown Rifle Range, Victoria.

ART25352

Huts at Balcombe Camp

Drawn in bed from verandah of camp Hospital in Balcombe. The camp appears deserted as most of the men were away on training exercises.

ART25353

Army truck

A notebook sketch of a truck pulled up at the back door of the canteen hut, Balcombe, Victoria.

ART25354

Driver reading

A notebook sketch of a driver of a mobile bacteriological laboratory. Verso: two unfinished sketches of a soldiers legs.

ART25355

At the reading desk, Red Shield Hut Balcombe

Notebook sketches of a soldier making use of the reading desk and periodicals supplied in the Red Sheild Hut. Verso: unfinished ink sketch of soldier in tin hat. Drawing has been crossed out in pencil.

ART25356

Private Bob Hume, AAMC

Private Bob Hume, AAMC, Sergeants' Mess orderly, Balcombe Camp Hospital

ART25357

Canteen

Notebook sketch made during the evening rush in the canteen hut.

ART25358

"Salt"

Depicts an unidentified Motor Transport Driver reading a copy of 'Salt', the weekly journal published by the Australian Army Education Service, free to all ranks. 'Salt' was a small journal that informed and entertained Australian servicemen and women during the Second World War.

ART25359

Corporal Charles Bush

Corporal Charles Bush, MHS, war artist.

ART25364

Sapper Doug Watson

Sapper E A Douglas Watson, MHS, later commissioned as a war artist

ART25365

A Driver (Driver Ellis Young)

NX161619 Driver Ellis Young, MHS

ART25366

Spitfire A58-20

Depicts a Spitfire surrounded by bushland. A figure stands to the right of the aircraft. It is believed that this Spitfire was on of the first 24 to arrive in Australia and was flown by Wing-Commander "Killer" Caldwell in the Darwin area. A mechanic is seen walking around it on inspection.

ART25369

Signaller W H McDougall

Owers' Corner; 23 Australian Line Section, No 1 Company, 18 Line of Command Signals; NX99493 Signaller W H McDowell, 23 Aust Line Sect

ART25370

Signaller linesman (Signaller V Lever)

Royal Australian Signals Corps, 23rd Australian Line Section, 18 Line of Command Signals; Signaller V Lever, Linesman, 23 Aust Line Sect; wearing PMG (Post Master General [Departmental]) safety belt, American pattern climbing spurs and American gaiters worn in reverse to avoid the stirrups of the...

ART25371

Warrant Officer 2 William Dougall

Royal Australian Artillery; VX101384 Warrant II William Reginald Dougall, RAA

ART25383

Warrant officer 2 L Wainwright

Alola; PX181 Warrant L A Wainwright, ANGAU, Alola Native Labour Camp

ART25384

Old Japanese Barge, Finschafen

Depicts scene from the cove behind Finschafen, Australian Reception Camp. One of two barges beached in the cove.

ART25386

Old Japanese Barge Finschafen

Depicts scene drawn from the cove behind Finschhafen Australian Reception Camp, showing one of the two barges beached in the cove.

ART25387

Sergeant Adrian Leyden

P171 Sergeant Adrian J Leyden, ANGAU, District Kakakoi

ART25388

Driver Keith Southwell

N243360 Driver Keith W Southwell, of Hall, ACT, drawn at War Reception Camp.

ART25389

Figure study for No.127

Figure study on troop train of Australian serviceman. The man is depicted from behind, twisting away from the artist, his left hand is resting on his knee.

ART25396

Troop train (Driver Ellis Young and Corporal M B Rogers)

Drawn in the troop train between Albury and Sydney. On the left: NX161619 Driver Ellis Young, right: Corporal M B Rogers, both MHS.

ART25397

Study for No.131

Portrait of a seated soldier.

ART25398

Lieutenant Henry Hanke

Portrait of Lieutenant Henry A Hanke, MHS, war artist.

ART25399

Lieutenant Henry Hanke

War Artists' Section, Land Head Quarters; Lieutenant Henry A Hanke, war artist

ART25400

Lieutenant Henry Hanke

War Artists' Section, Land Head Quarters; Lieutenant Henry A Hanke, war artist

ART25401

Figure composition study-troops waiting

An imaginary subject of distinguishable time, place or unit, but very typical of troops waiting.

ART25402

Transport Pilot (Warrant Officer Mick Murphy)

Drawn from the co-pilot's seat in a Douglas C47 transport aircraft of 35 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, between Higgins (Cape York) and Biak, Dutch New Guinea. Pilot is 210043 Warrant-Officer Warrant J K Murphy.

ART25404

Transport co-pilot (Flight Lieutenant Jack Stacy)

Royal Australian Air Force, No 35 Squadron; 417244 Flight Lieutenant Jack Noel Stacy, 35 Sqdn RAAF, co-pilot of Douglas C47 transport aircraft flying between Higgins (Cape York) and Biak, Dutch New Guinea.

ART25405

Smashed Native Huts & Ships, Tarakan

Remains of part of a native village, smashed and deserted, built over the mud between nipa swamps and the north pier. The beached ships are either Borneo "kapals" or Chinese junks.

ART25412

Bombarded landscape, Tarakan

Sketch for painting showing troops ascending Tank knoll among broken tanks. A torn and twisted oil tank forms a frame through which the artist looks.

ART25440

Little Javanese Girl (Soepinah)

Depicts a portrait of Soepinah, a Javanese girl taken from Java by the Japanese to Tarakan. Sketched in Kampong Satoe (Compound One) at Tarakan.

ART25446

Little Javanese boy (Soetrisno)

Taken from Java by the Japanese during their occupation of the Island for work elsewhere and recovered by the Australians when they occupied Tarakan.

ART25447

River 66, Owen Stanley Trail

Background for a jungle diorama. Painted from the right (East) side of the trail a little way into the forest (up from Uberi), toward Imita Ridge. Site of staging camp and end of pack-mule postage.

ART28021

Telegraphists and teleprinters, LHQ Signals, Melbourne

Land Head Quarters Signals 'Grovesnor'. In the foreground a telegraphist takes a message and behing him AWAS operate teleprinters and one an oscillator. The signal master keeps his eye on the work in progress. Through the glass partitian behind the AWAS is seen a cipher class. Royal Australian...

ART23434

Camp gate, LHQ Signals, Albert Park

The gloom of English trees, silhoettes, the centry and those around the M.T. park. The CO's car is drawn up on the left. On the right is the canteen staffed by an AWAS, who was friendly with a sergeant of the camp who was accidentally killed whilst on leave. While the artist was working on this...

ART23435

Uberi Village, Kokoda Trail

Situated a few hundred yards from Uberi Signal Station. At the time of the Kokoda campaign, the village was used as a resting and messing point for troops on their way to their first camp at River 66, also used as a terminus of pack mule trains and the start of native carrier trains. Crags of Imita...

ART23520

Australian cruiser at Milne Bay

Painted from a small watercolour sketch and notes made at Milne Bay, from on board HMT "Taroona". Includes two Australian cruisers in the harbour and two aircraft flying overhead.

ART23521

Camouflaging General Grant tanks

This depicts portion of the initial preparation of General Grant tanks for delivery to battle stations. The tanks received from America were a dark khaki colour, and were then camouflaged to Australian conditions. The bridge weight of 27 tons were painted in a yellow circle on the front, also the...

ART23532

25 Brigade advancing along Kokoda Trail near Templeton's Crossing

Advancing along Kokoda Trail near Templeton's Crossing. Painted from data gathered from eye-witnesses and notes made of the country at the locality whilst passing through. Unidentified members of the25th Australian Infantry Brigade.

ART23615

AWAS on the way to report for duty at L.H.Q. Signals

George Browning was attached to the Military History Section during the Second World War. Initially, he was employed to contribute to the Army's Christmas book. Once this was completed, he was to be sent to New Guinea. During the weeks of training for the journey north, Browning decided to...

ART23622

Study of a large "waitawhile" vine

Large waitawhile vine overhanging the mouth of a small mountain creek where it enters the Goldie River at Uberi. Creeks such as these were travelled up and down by our patrols in the Kokoda campaign.

ART23634

The sunken 'Macdhui'

Depicts the bombed 'Macdhui' lying in its side in Port Moresby Harbour. In the foreground is seen a makeshift boat constructed of two aircraft belly tanks. These tanks are used in considerable numbers by the troops in making small pleasure boats. Some even contain motors.

ART23636

ANGAU Patrol officer (Sergeant Adrian Leyden and Corporal Baipo)

Australian Administrative Unit; left: P171 Sergeant Adrian J Leyden, ANGAU, Patrol, Kakakoi, right: Corporal Baipo, RPC, from district

ART23637

Thumbing a lift, Port Moresby

Soldiers hitch hiking at night in the Port Moresby area - probably to an open air picture show at one of the surrounding camp areas. The experience of thumbing a ride is probably common to every soldier in every army in this war and perhaps in the last war too.

ART23639

Bomana War Cemetery

In course of construction, 1st Australian Graves Registration Unit at work. The number of graves in the cemetery when the picture was painted, 1944 - was 655 Australians and 8 members of the Papuan Infantry Battalion. Berri airstrip is on the right and a Dragon Rapide may be seen taking off....

ART23879

Coconut plantation

Study for a coconut plantation at Lae in the Busa area near 28th Australian Army Movement Control Unit camp. Sketched from the side of Busa road and intended for possible use in picture model.

ART23881

Private Tom Starcevich, VC

Depicts a portrait of WX11519 Private Leslie Thomas Starcevich, VC, 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion, painted at Papar, British North Borneo. Browning had originally intended to paint the scene in which Starcevich won the VC. However, after applying to meet with Starcevich, he produced a...

ART25860

"Joe" Jesselton Boy

A little boy, more or less adopted by the docks unit at Jesselton, and nicknamed 'Joe'. His real name was long and unpronouncable.

ART25861

Chinese girl, Kuching (Helen Lee)

Depicts a portrait of a Chinese girl of Kuching named Helen Lee. She spoke English well and was a Roman Catholic. She helped entertain Australian soldiers of Kuching Force.

ART25866

Javanese lady (Soekira)

Depicts a portrait of a Javanese women, Soekira, wife of Amat, one of the Javanese in Kampong 1, Tarakan.

ART25997

Kelliher, V.C.

Depicting QX20656 Private Richard Kelliher, VC, throwing grenades in the action that gained him the Victoria Cross at Nadzab, New Guinea. A sketch for a painting drawn from an account by Captain Whitaker, owner of the plantation, and from a visit to the spot where Captain Whitaker alleged Kelliher...

ART25999

Richard Kelliher, V.C

Depicting QX20656 Private Richard Kelliher, VC, throwing grenades in the action that gained him the Victoria Cross at Nadzab, New Guinea. A sketch for a painting drawn from an account by Captain Whitaker, owner of the plantation, and from a visit to the spot where Captain Whitaker alleged Kelliher...

ART26000

Kelliher, V.C

Depicting QX20656 Private Richard Kelliher, VC, throwing grenades in the action that gained him the Victoria Cross at Nadzab, New Guinea. A sketch for a painting drawn from an account by Captain Whitaker, owner of the plantation, and from a visit to the spot where Captain Whitaker alleged Kelliher...

ART26001

Kelliher, V.C. (Private Richard Kelliher)

Depicting QX20656 Private Richard Kelliher, VC, throwing grenades in the action that gained him the Victoria Cross at Nadzab, New Guinea. A sketch for a painting drawn from an account by Captain Whitaker, owner of the plantation, and from a visit to the spot where Captain Whitaker alleged Kelliher...

ART26002

Soldliers eating

Depicts four soldiers at lunch in St. Paul's Cathedral Service Hut, sitting at a table.

ART26003

Occupation of Tank Knoll, Tarakan

The first troops on the summit are shown here. They are members of 2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion who occupied the hill after landing at Green Beach, Tarakan, Borneo, 1945.

ART26032

Morning, 8 May 1945

Depicts a newsboy selling morning papers on Prince's Bridge Railway Station corner. Papers announced Germany's surrender.

ART26061

Troop train (Driver Ellis Young and Corporal M Rogers)

Scene in a troop train between Albury and Sydney. On the left: NX161629 Driver Ellis Young, right: Corporal M B Rogers, both of Military History Section.

ART26072

Study for No.131

Portrait of man reading in uniform with legs crossed. Verso: unfinished study.

ART94483

Transportation of supplies, Owen Stanley Ranges, 1942: Port Moresby Dock

First in a series of nine small dioramas depicting the transportation of supplies in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua, 1942. This work was repainted by Don Evans c. 1980.

ART41050

Transportation of supplies, Owen Stanley Ranges, 1942: Road to Owers' Corner

Second in a series of nine small dioramas depicting the transportation of supplies in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua, 1942. This work was repainted by Don Evans c. 1980.

ART41051

Transportation of supplies, Owen Stanley Ranges, 1942: Flying fox, Owers' Corner

Second in a series of nine small dioramas depicting the transportation of supplies in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua, 1942. This work was repainted by Don Evans c. 1980.

ART41052

Transportation of supplies, Owen Stanley Ranges, 1942: Mule train at Uberi

This is number four in the series of nine dioramas depicting the transportation of supplies in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua, 1942. Repainted by Don Evans c.1980.

ART41053

Transportation of supplies, Owen Stanley Ranges, 1942: Native carriers, Uberi

This is number five in the series of nine dioramas depicting the transportation of supplies in the Owen Stanleys, Papua, 1942.

ART41054

Paw paw, Lae

Sketch of a tall tropical tree and depictions of individual leaves.

ART92257

Home and Garden, SWPA; verso: Abstract sketch

Sketch of a hut surrounded by jungle foliage; verso: Abstract sketch.

ART92258

Bulldog Road

Sketch of a tropical setting, including several tall trees, various palms and foliage.

ART92259

Breadfruit, Lae

Sketch of two breadfruit trees at Lae, New Guinea.

ART92260

Study of Breadfruit

Sketch of two trees.

ART92261

Aussie foxhole as Jap ladder

Sketch of a jungle setting, including trees and foliage.

ART92262

Padiscape Labuan

Sketch of ricefields in Labuan.

ART92263

Paw paw

Detailed sketch of a leaf of paw paw plant in New Guinea jungle.

ART92264

Paw paw

Sketch of a tree trunks, individual leaves and flowers.

ART92265

Lae

Sketch of trees and surrounding landscape in Lae, New Guinea, jungle.

ART92266

Study of leaves

Sketch of various trees and branches. There are four different trees and five individual branches scattered throughout the piece.

ART92267

Kokoda

Sketch of tall tropical trees, with a hut-like structure in the background. There is a man's face in the foreground. He is wearing a hat.

ART92268

Breadfruit leaf

Sketch of a tree and leaf.

ART92269

Study of tree growing on the side of a cliff

Depicts a tree branch with heavy foliage.

ART92270

Feathery fine bamboo

Ink sketch of a bamboo tree branch, created near Johnson's Gap, Bulldog Road. Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to capture the details of the tropical environment Browning created...

ART92271

Climber

Sketch of leaves, trees and tree trunks.

ART92272

Study of leaves

Sketch of various leaves.

ART92274

Pandames, Dumpu

Detailed sketch of two tree trunks.

ART92276

Palm

Sketch of a jungle tree.

ART92277

Rubber plantation, Kokoda

Sketch of trees and foliage.

ART92278

Jungle sketch

Sketch of plants and jungle foliage.

ART92279

Location on the Kokoda trail; verso: A leaf

Sketch of tall trees and foliage; verso: A leaf.

ART92280

Uberi

Sketch of a jungle setting, including trees and plant foliage.

ART92281

Uberi

Sketch of flora and fauna, including trees and plant foliage.

ART92282

Kokoda

Small sketch of trees and leaves on corner of dated page.

ART92283

[Palm study]

Depicts three small sketches of various types of tropical palms.

ART92284

Palm study

Sketch of palm and jungle foliage.

ART92285

Imita looking towards Ioribiwa

Sketch of a jungle setting, including trees, mountains and surrounding plant foliage.

ART92286

Study of leaves

Sketch of jungle foliage and leaves.

ART92287

Study of leaves

Sketch of leaves and foliage. There is a tree trunk in the upper left corner.

ART92288

Edible fig

Depicts a tree trunk and surrounding trees and foliage.

ART92289

Old coconut stump

Sketch of tree stump and foliage.

ART92290

Vines

Sketch of tree branches and leaves. There are two long, narrow branches and several individual leaves depicted.

ART92291

Rotting tree

Sketch of a decaying tree trunk and surrounding foliage.

ART92292

Lily

Sketch of various leaves.

ART92294

Waitawhile

Sketch of tree branch and foliage.

ART92295

Climbing vine

Sketch of the jungle on the Atherton tablelands.

ART92296

Study of leaves and fungus

Sketch of various plants and leaves.

ART92297

Waitawhile

Sketch of tree branches and leaves.

ART92298

Study of a tree

Sketch of tree, branches and leaves.

ART92299

Bamboo

Sketch of various plants and branches.

ART92300

Rockface Herring Gorge

Sketch of trees, foliage and jungle landscape.

ART92301

Leaves

Depicts various branches and leaves.

ART92302

Lily leaves

Sketch of leaves and tree branches. Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to capture the details of the tropical environment Browning created a combination of watercolours sketches along...

ART92303

Train sleeper

Sketch of a man's face and hand. His head is resting on his hand as he sleeps.

ART92304

Train sleeper

Sketch of the head, upper body and hand of a man. His eyes and forehead are covered by his right hand and he is wearing a tie. He is resting or sleeping.

ART92305

Serviceman resting

Sketch of a serviceman who appears to be resting or sleeping. In the upper left corner there is a small depiction of a man's face.

ART92306

Climbing through the jungle

Sketch of servicemen carrying various kinds of equipment. He appears to be climbing through the jungle.

ART92307

Walking through the jungle

Sketch of a soldier carrying a gun as he strides through the jungle. There are other soldiers depicted in the background.

ART92309

Various studies of men in the jungle

Sketches of soldiers in various activities; verso: Four individual sketches of figures.

ART92310

Soldier in flight

Abstract picture depicting a figure and various 'surrealist' objects.

ART92311

Various surrealist sketches

Depicts various 'surrealist' images as well as faces and figures of of bodies.

ART92312

Jungle sketch

Sketch of trees and ground foliage. Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to capture the details of the tropical environment Browning created a combination of watercolours sketches along...

ART92313

Surreal animal being thrown into a fire

Depicts a man in various 'throwing' positions. There is a fire in the upper left side of the work.

ART92314

Study for 'Efflorescence'

Abstract depictions of figures, completed as part of Browning's study for the series 'Efflorescence'.

ART92315

Study for 'Efflorescence'

Depicts various figures in a graphic, abstract fashion. The drawing was completed as part of Browning's study for the series 'Efflorescence'.

ART92316

Study for Casualty

Depicts four small sketches of a figure's face, a figure climbing and walking. It was produced as part of Browning's study for the series 'Casualty'.

ART92317

Study for Casualty

Depicts various figures in 'falling' positions. It was produced as part of Browning's study for the series 'Casualty'.

ART92318

Casualty

Abstract picture depicting what appears to be a wounded figure. The background is blue and yellow.

ART92319

Memory sketches

Sketch depicting various landscape scenes. They mostly show bombed areas of destruction.

ART92320

Design for Centograph

Depicts three different sketches of a centograph.

ART92321

Sketch of man in hat verso: sketches of men's faces

Sketch of man in hat; verso: depicts three faces of men, two wearing a hat.

ART92322

Sketch for VJ day

Depicts various sketches of groups of figures, part of a study for VJ day.

ART92323

recto: Sketches of leaves; verso: [incomplete sketch]

Depicts three groups of leaves. Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to capture the details of the tropical environment Browning created a combination of watercolours sketches along...

ART92324

Sketches of confrontation

Various sketches of figures in violent battle.

ART92325

Anatomy sketches

Sketches man's face, with an angry and dangerous expression. A figure in a 'running' position is also depicted. Verso: Depicts three sketches of a man's face.

ART92326

Prepatory sketch of speeding rockets

Sketch of speeding rockets and figures.

ART92327

German POW sketches

Depicts four sketches of soldiers. The technique is rough and includes images of the soldier's faces.

ART92328

recto: tree studies; verso: [unfinished landscape]

Recto: depicts trees and foliage, there is one large tree, one smaller shrub and two sketches of branches. Verso: depicts unfinished landscape. Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to...

ART92329

Study for casualty

Prepatory sketch for 'Casualty' featuring figures in various 'falling' positions as well as a sketch of a horse.

ART92331

Study for casualty

Prepatory sketch for 'Casualty'.

ART92332

Sister B Ling

Depicts a portrait of Sister B Ling, AANS, Balcombe Camp Hospital; drawn while the artist was a nursing orderly at Balcombe Camp Hospital.

ART90538

VP Day memories

VP (Victory in the Pacific) Day, also referred to as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, is celebrated on 15 August. This date commemorates Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender 14 August 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over.

ART90568

To 2359 hours

Based on sketches Browning made in the 1940s, this painting depicts two figures embracing; knowing that at 2359 hours - a minute to midnight - the soldier's leave pass will end. A soldier in full uniform wearing back pack with his back turned away embraces a woman at the inside entrance to the...

ART91190

Transport Radio Operator (Sergeant Kevin Nield)

Royal Australian Air Force, No 35 Squadron; 449442 Sergeant Kevin William Nield, No 35 Sqdn RAAF, radio operator on Douglas C47 Transport Aircraft between and

ART25406

Air travel - Lieutenant Ray Ewers

Depicts a drawing of Lieutenant Ray B Ewers, Official War Artist, his sleeves rolled down and groundsheet over his shoulders, against the cold. He passes the time by reading on board the Labuan - Morotai plane.

ART25869

Timeline

Date of birth 1918-10-28
Date of death 2000-10-17