Biography

Birth date: 10 August 1901
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death date: 04 January 1981
Death place: Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Maxwell 'Max' Christopher Richard Ragless attended Kyre College (now Scotch College) in Adelaide where he received his only formal artistic training by teacher, Maude Priest. After leaving school, Ragless studied wool classing and spent time in regional South Australia working on sheep stations. Throughout the 1930s, he worked in vineyards while also pursuing his artistic career, strongly influenced by the Australian landscaper painters, Hans Heysen and Tom Roberts.

With the onset of the Second World War, Ragless took on a role as a camouflage officer with the Department of Home Security. In early 1944 the Australian War Memorial acquired six of his drawings of RAAF activities in South Australia and camouflaged tents and homesteads. He was appointed an official war artist in March 1945, commissioned to the Australian home front to record the mobilisation of primary and civil industries to war-related production.

During his appointment, Ragless spent considerable time at aircraft factories and hangars recording the repair, assembly and manufacture of trainer and fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force and the Empire Air Training Scheme. He travelled to factories in Bankstown in New South Wales, Fishermen's Bend in Victoria and the manufacturing hub of General Motors Holden Ltd in South Australia.

Ragless also went to Whyalla, which was a major industrial port focusing on wartime mining and shipbuilding, see in Ore loading jetty. He visited the inland mines at Iron Knob and Iron Monarch to draw the hard toil of mining ore. In a later trip, Ragless proceeded further north to Mount Painter where uranium mining had been revived. He made two paintings of the mining activities, observing the deep cuts and blast holes in the landscape.

He captured the industrial activity at Australia's busy naval ports, from the huge freighters in mid-construction at Whyalla; to Port Adelaide where he drew shipwrights building 85-foot wooden ships for use by the Australian Military Forces. In July 1945, Ragless went to Sydney where he documented the recently built Graving Dock at Garden Island Dockyard where Allied vessels were refitted, repaired or converted.

In contrast to wartime industry, Ragless also depicted the agricultural activities at the Loveday Internment Group. The camp detained mainly German, Italian and Japanese internees, who tended to piggeries, poultry, vegetable production and crops of pyrethrum daisies and opium poppies. Several paintings emerged from this trip including the picturesque, though somewhat romantic, images of flowering crops and internees quietly engaged at work in Harvesting pyrethrum, Loveday Internment Group.

Ragless concluded his appointment with the Memorial as an official war artist on 31 December 1945 and was then re-instated for one month, in May 1946. He was a strong technical drawer, with a good eye for capturing the complex, yet ordered compositions that construction sites presented. In contrast, his natural inclination as a traditional landscapist is apparent in his paintings, which utilise an impressionistic style with a strong colour palette. After the war, Ragless resumed his life in Adelaide as an artist until his death in 1981.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Art

A corner of the press room

Mechanical presses being used by Richard Industries Ltd., Adelaide, on aircraft production. Pressings for the Mosquito aircraft can be seen in the foreground.

ART22173

Ore train unloading

A train load of iron ore from Iron Knob is being unloaded into carriages at the shore end of the ore loading jetty at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART22618

Loading an ore ship

Iron ore, having travelled from the shore by conveyor belt, falls down the chute directly into the hold of the ship.

ART22619

Loading iron ore

A crane is loading iron ore on to a freighter at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART22620

Laying the keel

Laying the keel for a 2500 ton ship at the BHP Shipyards, Whyalla.

ART22621

The freigher 'River Murray'

A series of travelling cranes rise high over the still in construction 9000 ton freighter 'River Murray'. The freighter is surrounded by scaffolding.

ART22622

On the deck of the 'River Murray'

Men rivetting plates on the deck of the 9000 ton freighter 'River Murray', while overhead cranes lower fresh materials into position. There are also shipping containers on the deck of the vessel.

ART22623

The 'River Murrumbidgee'

The standard 9000 ton freighter 'River Murrumbidgee' at the fitting out wharf of BHP shipyards at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART22624

From the bridge of the 'River Murrumbidgee'

The Whyalla shipyards with the freighter 'River Murray' on the shipway as seen from the bridge of the vessel at the fitting out wharf. The 'River Murray' is under construction and surrounded by scaffolding, while cranes are overhead to move large pieces of metal and wood into place.

ART22625

The fitting out wharf

The 'River Murrumbidgee' at the BHP at the fitting out wharf, showing a busy scene with equipment waiting to be installed on the freighter.

ART22626

The shipyard

A panoramic view of the BHP shipyards at Whyalla, South Australia. The Whyalla shipyards can be seen behind a low lying rock lined breakwater, showing the 150 ton crane at the end of hte fitting out wharf. The sheds and construction cranes line each dock of the shipyard. Ragless had sketched...

ART22627

Whyalla township

A sceneic view of the township of Whyalla, South Australia. Ragless spent part of his six month employment as an Official War Artist recording the activities of BHP that provided primary resources for the war effort.

ART22629

Harbour area, Whyalla

The shipyard and harbour area as seen from the hill near the ore loading jetty. In the foreground is the beach, some posts and small boats. In the distance is the docks, the skyline broken by the shapes of cranes, sheds, smoking chimneys and factories. The low lying foothills of the purple...

ART22630

Harbour and blast furnace, Whyalla

The harbour and blast furnace at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART22631

The "River Murray"

A 9000 ton standard freighter under construction at BHP shipyards at Whyalla, South Australia. The freighter is surrounded by scaffolding and there are two construction cranes on either side.

ART22632

The Iron Monarch

The mountain of ironstone of the 'Iron Monarch', thirty three miles inland, as seen from the Whyalla Road and about four miles distant. On the right is a portion view of the township of Iron Knob and on the left are the ore crushers and road way.

ART22633

The Iron Monarch

At the foot of the Iron Monarch, old loading bins and conveyor belt sites can be seen.

ART22634

In the quarries, Whyalla

A bulldozer drives along a rugged road in a quarry. A miner walks beside it. There are telegraph lines in the quarry, while in the background is a large knob, the last remainign portion of the original mountain top, as it is slowly being taken away.

ART22635

Quarries, Iron Monarch

This work shows the various grades and colours of ore on two levels at Iron Monarch, South Australia. A train traverses along the side of the quarry.

ART22636

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

An electric shovel is quarying ore into the nearby train carriages at Iron Monarch, South Australia.

ART22637

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

An electric shovel is quarying ore into the nearby train carriages at Iron Monarch, South Australia.

ART22638

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

An electric shovel is quarying ore into the nearby train carriages.

ART22639

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

A mine work streers the electric shovel to shift rock and ore.

ART22640

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

An electric shovel is quarying ore into the nearby train carriage at Iron Monarch, SA.

ART22641

Loading jetty, Rapid Bay

The loading jetty at BHP limestone quarries, Rapid Bay, SA showing conveyor belts, crushing plant and at the top of the hill of the quarries.

ART22642

Quarrymen, Rapid Bay

Men using pneumatic drills on the quary face at B.H.P. limestone quarries at Rapid Bay, South Australia. Work was commenced on this site in 1941 and the site provided limestone flux for the blast furnaces at Newcastle and Port Kembla in New South Wales and for Whyalla in South Australia.

ART22643

Electric shovel, Rapid Bay

An electric shovel is at work, qurrying rocks and lumps of iron ore. A railway line runs across the foreground, while a miner can also be seen at work.

ART22644

Building wooden ships

Men building 85-feet wooden ships at the yards of MacFarlane & Sons, Port Adelaide for use by the Australian Army in the South West Pacific Area.

ART22645

Building wooden ships

Men building 85-feet wooden ships at the yards of MacFarlane and Sons, Port Adelaide, for use by the Australian Army in the South West Pacific Area. The Port Adelaide CSR sugar refinery can be seen in the background.

ART22646

Mosquito engine nacelle on the jig

The work depicts a Mosquito engine nacelle on the jig at Richards Industries, Ltd, Adelaide. A nacelle is the enclosed part of an aeroplane in which the engine is housed or in which passengers are carried. In this case it is for housing the engine.

ART22647

Ammunition boxes on the production line

The work depicts ammunition boxes passing through a spray booth where they are receiving a red undercoating at Richards Industries Ltd, Adelaide. These are Army Ordance Ammunition boxes, used for mortars and most likely made of wood.

ART22648

Aircraft tank shop

Aircraft petrol tanks being made by General Motors Holden at Woodville, South Australia. Here tanks are being washed in a hot bath. The men are at work in a high roofed workshop filled with various equipment including air compressors and tools.

ART22649

The press shop

The work depicts the press shop at General Motors Holden, Woodville, SA, with the big Hamilton press and other presses being used for aircraft work.

ART22650

Fitters at work on a beaufighter wing

A sketch of men working on a Beaufighter aircraft at the Beaufighter assembly plant at Fishermans Bend, Victoria.

ART23098

Beaufighters in an early stage of assembly

The view is looking down upon a machine which has the engines fitted but not yet the outer wings. Several men stand on ladders at work assembling the aircraft. More of the aircraft made in the factory can be seen in the background.

ART23099

Three workers on a Beaufighter

Three male workers are fitting the engines to this aircraft, as well as the undercarriage. The aircraft is not yet raised to its full height.

ART23100

Beaufighter assembly line

Aircraft on the floor, as seen from the balcony. Many workers are inside the machines.

ART23101

The Mustang

The first Australian Mustang aircraft on the line at the factory of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, Fishermans Bend, Victoria.

ART23102

The first Mustang

The first machine of this type, the Mustang, produced by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation at Fishermans Bend, Victoria. The aircraft is nearing completion and is the centre of attraction. Fitters work all over the Mustang and engineers pore over blue prints.

ART23103

Mustang wing on the assembly line

A Mustang wing in the early stage of assembly at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factory, Fisherman's Bend, Victoria.

ART23104

Fitting the Mustang engine cowl

Engineers are fitting the top cowl over the Rolls Royce 'Merlin' engine on the Mustang aircraft.

ART23105

A six ton drop hammer

A worker operates a heavy hammer, as used by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation.

ART23106

A 3500 ton hydraulic press

This 3500 ton hydraulic press was used by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation for the pressing of aircraft parts.

ART23107

Wirraway aircraft nearing completion

Wirraway machines on the production lines at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Factory, Fishermen's Bend, Victoria.

ART23108

Building the Beaufighter rear fuselage

The rear fuselage section being constructed on a jig at the Victorian Railway Workshops, Newport, Victoria.

ART23109

The River Mitta

A 9000 ton merchant vessel nearly ready for launching at the Naval Dockyard, Williamstown, Victoria.

ART23110

The after hold of the River Mitta

The ship is being constructed at the Naval Dockyards, Williamstown, Victoria. There is a hive of activity, including a jumble of cranes, men, steel and the noise of construction.

ART23111

At the naval dockyard, Williamstown

Dock workers with a background of cranes and scaffolding.

ART23113

Beaufighter outer wings loaded for transport

Wings fitted in crates and loaded onto special railway trucks at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops.

ART23114

Beaufighter centre and outer wings

Mechanics working on the centre and outer wings of Beaufighter aircraft at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops. Parts are being painted prior to transportation to the assembly plant.

ART23115

Beaufighter centre wing on the jig

At the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops where workers are busy in the production of Beaufighter aircraft.

ART23116

Beaufighter outer wing on the jig

An aircraft worker rivetting on the outer wing at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops.

ART23117

A 75 foot steel tug under construction

A 75 foot steel tug being built by the Perry Engineering Company, Adelaide for the United States Army. These vessels are road transported to the sea.

ART23118

A mechanical press

This depicts one of many large presses used to produce aircraft parts at Richards Industries, Ltd, Adelaide during the Second World War.

ART23119

Camouflaged buildings

A row of huts at a Royal Australian Air Force camp have been covered with camouflaged nets. One hut has a small rain tank attached to it. Thick bushland and a cloudy sky fill the background.

ART23120

Whyalla shipyard

The 9000 ton standard freighter "River Murray" on the slipway at the Broken Hill Propriety (BHP) shipyards at Whyalla, SA.

ART23121

Mosquito production line, Bankstown

Showing Australian made Mosquito aircraft on the assembly line at the de Haviland Aircraft Company's plant at Bankstown, Sydney.

ART23122

A mosquito on the assembly line

Men working on the engine of a Mosquito fighter aircraft at the works of the manufacturer, the DeHaviland Aircraft Company at Bankstown, Sydney.

ART23123

Girls painting a Mosquito

Girls painting the wing of a Mosquito fighter aircraft in the Repair and Maintenance Division of the De Haviland Aircraft Company, Bankstown, Sydney.

ART23124

Men working on a Mosquito

Mechanics working on a Mosquito fighter aircraft in the flight shed at De Haviland Aircraft Company, Bankstown.

ART23125

Mosquitoes in the flight shed

A view of the works of De Haviland Aircraft Company makers of the Mosquito fighter aircraft, at Bankstown Syndey. In addition to the planes being assembled here, they also are periodically overhauled for the Royal Australian Air Force. The artists' colour notes can also been marked across the...

ART23126

Grinding aircraft propellor blades

A man grinding the blade of an aircraft propellor at the DeHaviland Aircraft Company, Propellor Division, Alexandria, NSW.

ART23127

Forging propellor blades

Forging blades for aircraft propellors at the Commercial Steel & Forge Company Works at Lidcombe, New South Wales.

ART23128

Battleship HMS Duke of York

The superstructure of the 35,000 ton battleship, HMS Duke of York, docked in Sydney for a re-fit.

ART23130

HMS Duke of York

HMS Duke of York, the 35,000 ton battleship, a unit of the British Pacific Fleet, in Sydney Harbour for a refit.

ART23131

A battleship's propellors

Looking under the hull of the British battleship HMS Duke of Yor, showing two of the four huge propellors. The battleship is in dry dock at Garden Island, undergoing a refit.

ART23133

Wharf construction, Sydney

Building new wharves at Potts Point, Sydney Harbour. The aircraft carrier HMS Venables at Garden Island can be seen in the background.

ART23136

The 'River Murray' ready for launching

The 9000 ton freigher, the 'River Murray' prior to launching at the BHP shipyards at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART23138

Leigh Creek coal mine

An open cut coal mine at Leigh Creek

ART23139

Leigh Creek Coal Mine

Ragless has drawn a deep cut coal mine. At the bottom of the pit are two trucks and a crane.

ART23140

Opium poppies at Loveday Internment Camp

Depicts Opium poppies under cultivation at No. 14 Prisoner of War and Internees group at Loveday internmnet camp in South Australia. Crops were tended by the internees with much success. From the crop at this camp was extracted a large proportion of the morphine requirements of the Australian...

ART23141

Sow and litter, Loveday Internment Camp

A pen and ink drawing of a litter of piglets feeding from the sow.

ART23143

The beaufighter assembly plant

The main floor as seen from a balcony showing Beaufighter machines in various stages of assembly, with completed machines at the door of the far end of the building.

ART23144

A beaufighter assembly line

A line of beaufighter aircraft with fitters working busily on them. The undercarriages have been lowered and the machines stand at their full height.

ART23145

Beaufighters on the assembly floor

This work shows the construction of Beaufighter aircraft at Fishermen's Bend, Victoria. The aircraft are surrounded by men, who are busy at work.

ART23146

Spray painting an RAAF Airspeed Oxford

Ragless depicts an RAAF Airspeed Oxford being spray painted deep red, aluminium and bright yellow by Ansett Airways Ltd staff. 'With all three colours being applied at once/ and the job done out of doors, this made a most/ colourfull [sic] subject/' April 1945 (Ragless quote). Ragless was an...

ART23399

RAAF aircraft under repair

Depicts Airspeed Oxfords of the RAAF being completely dismantled and rebuilt by Ansett Airways Ltd at Essendon, Victoria.

ART23400

Ore loading jetty

This scene depicts ore from Iron Monarch, as seen in the distance, being loaded form a train out on to a jetty for loading on to a freighter. The view is taken from the jetty looking back to the shore where the township of Whyalla can be seen.

ART23401

Electric shovel, Iron Monarch

This painting depicts an electrically driven shovel scooping up the iron ore that has been broken down from the quarry face. These shovels were able to lift 10 tons at a time, filling the trucks that convoyed the ore to the crushing plant. Max Ragless was a camouflage officer with Department of...

ART23402

A quarry 'faceman', Iron Monarch

A 'faceman' using a pneumatic drill on a large boulder of iron ore, sent down from the quarry face by blasting. A charge is placed in the larger stones, breaking them down to a size which can be handled by the mechanical shovel.

ART23403

The open cut, Leigh Creek, South Australia

Showing the huge Drag Line excavater in operation extracting coal from the face at Leigh Creek, South Australia.

ART23405

Opium poppies

Opium poppies growing at the Loveday Internment Group, Barmera, South Australia. These have been grown most successfully at Loveday, and from them is extracted a large proportion of the morphine requirements of the Australian Military Forces. A chronology of events at the Loveday Group Camp...

ART23406

Jap internees harvesting pyrethrum

Japanese civilian internees are harvesting the pyrethrum daisy grown at the No. 14 Prisoner of War and Internee Camp. From the blossoms is extracted pyrethin, the basic element in insecticides used by the Australian Military Forces in the south west Pacific area. A chronology of events at the...

ART23407

Watering young tomatoes, Loveday Internment Camp

Japanese internees watering tomato plants.

ART23408

Ship loading by conveyor belt

Iron ore is pictured being loaded on to a ship at Whyalla, South Australia. Iron ore travelled by conveyor belt at the rate of 1000 tons per hour and was poured into a ship at the end of the jetty. The ore came from Iron Knob, or Iron Monarch in South Australia and was intended for smelters in...

ART23419

The uranium mine, Mt Painter

The uranium mine at Mount Painter in the Northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia. At the time that this work was painted it was Australia's only uranium deposit and was directly linked with atomic research.

ART23421

Mount Painter mining camp

The view from the entrance of the Mount Painter uranium mine. This mine, in the Flinders Ranges, was the first known uranium deposit in Australia and it was the first target of intensive exploration for uranium at the request of the United Kingdom for their atomic weapons project. In 1944, with...

ART23422

Harvesting pyrethrum, Loveday Internment Group

Japanese civilian internees are harvesting the pyrethrum daisy grown at the No. 14 Prisoner of War and Internee Camp. From the blossoms is extracted pyrethin, the basic element in insecticides used by the Australian Military Forces in the south west Pacific area. A chronology of events at the...

ART23423

Whyalla shipyards

The image shows a ship in dock at the BHP (Broken Hill Propriety) shipyards in Whyalla; mountains seen in the distance. The painting was begun in Whyalla in May 1945 and completed in Adelaide in June 1946.

ART25486

The stern of the 'Duke of York'

This painting depicts the under view of the stern of HMS Duke of York in Dry Dock, Sydney Harbour. The four propellors can be seen.

ART25487

POWs arriving Sydney, July 1945

Recovered prisoners of war have been repatriated from Europe on the transport ship SS Arundel Castle. They are seen here landing from a ferry at Fort Macquarie, Sydney.

ART25488

A mosquito on the assembly line

Fitters at work on a Mosquito aircraft at Bankstown, NSW.

ART25489

Launching of the 'River Murray' at Whyalla

Launching of the 'River Murray' at Whyalla. A crowd of people are standing around the vessel and near the wharf for the launch.

ART25490

Furnace crane

A crane lifts forging for the undercarriage of aircraft from the furnace at the National Motor Springs Pty. Ltd., at Alexandria, Sydney.

ART25491

A Beaufighter

A sketch of an aircraft as seen from the balcony, with men working on the outerwing of a Beaufighter

ART25922

Wirraways receiving the final check up

Wirraway aircraft undergoing a final check and adjustment at the Commonweatlh Aircraft Corporation's Factory at Fishermans Bend, before passing out for trial flights and delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force.

ART25923

Wings for the Wirraway

A corner of the Wirraway shop at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factory, showing rows of partially assembled wings.

ART25924

Girls rivetting

Newport; women at an Railways Workshops, Newport, using pneumatic rivetters on rear fuselage of Beaufighter

ART25925

Avro Anson wings being dismantled

Two men are at work, undertaking the task of dismantling the wings of an Avro Anson at Essendon for Ansett Airways Pty Ltd.

ART25926

Beaufighter outer wings

At the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops, the outer wings are being cleaned prior to painting.

ART25927

Beaufighter centre wing leaving the spray booth

A centre wing section is being pushed from the spray booth, ready for despatch from the South Australian Railways Islington Workshops.

ART25928

75 inch steel tug, stern view

Two men are at work on a 75 inch steel tug. This work shows the tug from the stern view.

ART25929

Using pneumatic drills

This work depicts men using pneumatic drills at Leigh Creek coal mines in South Australia, August 1945.

ART25931

Repairing a mosquito

Men making repairs on the first Australian built Mosquito aircraft at Bankstown, New South Wales.

ART26026

Fort Macquarie

View from Fort Macquarie (Bennelong Point) of Sydney Harbour showing a heavy cruiser of the British Pacific Fleet at anchor.

ART26028

Aircraft carrier, Sydney Harbour

A carrier is being turned in the Sydney Harbour by tug boats. The carrier is one of the Royal Navy units serving with the British Pacific Fleet.

ART26029

Mosquitoes in the flight shed

Making final adjustments to Mosquito aircraft in the flight shed at Bankstown before handing them over to the Royal Australian Air Force.

ART26034

Australian Beaufighter in flight

An Australian Beaufighter in flight. Seen from the air, far below the coastline and landscape are also visible.

ART26035

Tiger Moth trainer taking off, Parafield

This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to his appointment as an official war artist in 1945. It features a Tiger moth trainer taking off at Parafield Airport, South Australia

ART30196

Fairey Battle, A.N.A. Workshop, Parafield

Aircraft are under construction at the Australian National Airways workshops at Parafield Airport, South Australia. This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to his appointment as an official war artist in 1945.

ART30197

Radar station, Cape Jervis

This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to his appointment as an official war artist in 1945.

ART30198

Camp area designed as homestead for camouflage purposes

A camp in an unknown location designed to resemble a homestead and outbuildings for camouflage purposes. This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to his appointment as an official war artist in 1945.

ART30199

Gas holder

Looking across a vista of suburban houses, roofs and chimneys in Brompton is a large gas holder. This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to his appointment as an official war artist.

ART30200

RAAF aircraft under repair, Parafield

This is one of six drawings purchased from the artist in 1944 prior to Ragless' appointment as an official war artist in 1945. The drawing depicts two men at work repairing aircraft in a hangar at the Parafield Airport, South Australia.

ART30201

HMS Duke of York in dry dock

The 35,000 ton British battleship, HMS Duke of York, in the Captain Cook Dock, Garden Island, Sydney, Australia.

ART23134

HMS Anson in dock

The 35,000 ton Royal Navy battleship, HMS Anson, in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney Harbour.

ART23137

HMS Duke of York in dry dock

The 35,000 ton battleship of the British Navy, HMS Duke of York, in the Captain Cook graving dock, Garden Island, Sydney.

ART23132

Destroyers at Garden Island

A scene in Sydney Harbour from Garden Island, the Australian Naval dockyard, showing the British destroyers, HMS Whelp, Wager and Quillan.

ART23135

The Captain Cook Dock

This scene depicts the busy scene of the Captain Cook dock at Garden Island, New South Wales. Various workers operate heavy machinery including large cranes with heavy cables.

ART23129

HMS Anson in the Captain Cook dock, Sydney

The 35,000 ton Brtiish battleship HMS Anson in the Captain Cook Graving Dock, Sydney Harbour.

ART26036

HMS Indomitable leaving dock

The aircraft carrier, HMS Indomitable, a unit of the British Pacific Fleet, is being towed by tugs from the Captain Cook Graving Dock after a refit.

ART25930

Aircraft carrier in dock

HMS Indomitable in the Captain Cook Dock, Sydney.

ART26037

Building small naval craft, Garden Island

Small naval craft are being built at the Captain Cook dockyards, Sydney. One boat is mounted on wooden blocks for construction, while another is docked along the wharf, with smoking billowing from the engines.

ART26027

Battleship HMS Anson

Battleship HMS Anson being towed past Garden Island to the Captain Cook graving dock.

ART25485

Battleship HMS Anson

The 35,000 tons battleship HMS Anson in the Sydney Harbour, Australia.

ART23420

The Piggery, Loveday Internment Camp

Pig farming was one of the projects at which internees at No. 14 Prisoner of War and Internees Group were employed at Loveday Internment Camp, South Australia. On 15 January 1946 a consignment of 172 bacon pigs from the Camp were forwaded to the Adelaide Abattoirs. At the time, it was the largest...

ART23142

The Whyalla blast furnace

A detailed drawing of the BHP blast furnace at Whyalla, South Australia.

ART22628

Photograph

P00931.001

FORMER WWII WAR ARTIST, MAX RAGLESS, WITH ONE OF HIS LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS. (DONOR: E. RAGLESS)

P00931.001

Timeline

Date of birth 1901-08-10
date of death 1981-01-04