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Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948 ; Photograph album of New Guinea, 1948 / Jan van Sommers -- Drawing, 1950 / Eric Thake

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XV/154 , PXA 2038

Record identifier

9arpyLAn

Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948 ; Photograph album of New Guinea, 1948 / Jan van Sommers -- Drawing, 1950 / Eric Thake

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Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948 ; Photograph album of New Guinea, 1948 / Jan van Sommers -- Drawing, 1950 / Eric Thake

Full title

Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948 ; Photograph album of New Guinea, 1948 / Jan van Sommers -- Drawing, 1950 / Eric Thake

Date

1948

Call Numbers

XV/154 , PXA 2038

Record Identifier

9arpyLAn
Physical Description

Contents

1 drawing - 57 x 77 cm - watercolour1 drawing - 22 x 28 cm - white ink30 photographic prints (1 album) - 9 x 13.9 cm or smaller
- gelatin silver, sepia tone
1 print - 19.8 x 25.5 cm - photo-lithograph6 p. - photocopy, illustrations
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Copying Conditions

Copyright status : In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years (XV / 154)

Copyright status : In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years (Eric Thake drawing)

Out of copyright : Created before 1955 (PXA 2038)

Copyright holder : Assigned to Library Council of New South Wales

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Raymond van Sommers

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Contents

XV / 154
Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948
Includes dynamite store, laundry, native food stores, native quarters, European store, office, office, mess, kitchen, workshop, hospital.
A small figure in the centre of the drawing, labelled Junior Jan, probably depicts the artist.

PXA 2038
Photograph album of New Guinea,...

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Full title

Watercolour drawing of Mena Bend Base Camp, 1948 ; Photograph album of New Guinea, 1948 / Jan van Sommers -- Drawing, 1950 / Eric Thake

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Conservation note

Photographs removed from the original "sticky" album, which is kept with the collection

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Raymond van Sommers (formerly Jan van Sommers), 2012 and January 2014

Administrative / Biographical history

Raymond van Sommers was born Jan van Sommers in 1928. During 1948-49 he worked as a surveyor with the Australasian Petroleum Company (APC) in Papua New Guinea. His first geophysical survey with APC was in upper Purari River area; the second was in the upper Mena River area in PNG where this drawing of their base camp was made. His autobiographi...

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XV/154 , PXA 2038

Record Identifier

9arpyLAn

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1023515

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