HMS Pioneer

Original Oil Painting on Canvas

122 x 150 cm

1992 Beasts and Beauties
This painting was inspired by the story HMS Pioneer.

The painting was use in a number of publications including Australian Short Stories and shown in a TV documentary about the men. 

HMS Pioneer is a tremendous story from the wild early days of the explorers of Australia. A team of 15 men survived in crocodile infested Northern Territory waters after having to kill and eat their much loved team of horses to survive. They then had to use their skins to make a vessel to escape their predicament. They would survive for several months before they would receive help thanks to the horses.