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Title

Protractor used by Rayner Hoff

circa 1917

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1917
    Media category
    Artist studio material
    Materials used
    transparent plastic protractor
    Dimensions
    11.6 x 19.4 cm (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Rayner Hoff’s grandsons, Rayner and Steven Henstock 2018. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC414.4.1
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    98

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  • About

    Rayner Hoff served in the British Army in the Great War for three and a half years, from April 1916 to October 1919. Although he did not participate in any frontline fighting, he served in a reserve position behind the front in Picardy in France, and saw the results of the terrible slaughter of trench warfare. For most of the war he was part of the Royal Engineers, seconded into a Field Survey Company to draw and make military maps. While in the field, he carved his name GR Hoff, (George Rayner Hoff) 3rd FSC (Third Field Survey Company) into his well-used scaled protractor.

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