James Coe used sketches he made while serving in the Pacific as the basis of a series of paintings when he returned to New Zealand. This painting is based on an experience he had while on patrol on the island of Vella Lavella in Solomon Islands in 1942.
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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: NCWA 145, R22497116
by James Bowkett Coe
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