Painting of Bong Son dispensary by Maurice Conly, circa 1969

Painting of the original Bong Son dispensary by RNZAF artist Maurice Conly, who visited Vietnam in 1969.

Please see comment below for further information.


Image courtesy Ken Treanor

How to cite this page: 'Painting of Bong Son dispensary', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Apr-2011


Please amend the piece about the artist.

Sqn Ldr Maurice CONLY RNZAF was an official war artist with NZ Defence. The painting was commissioned by Brigadier (Rtd) Brian McMahon RNZAMC, a medical officer with 1 NZ Services Medical Team. The original is located at the RNZAMC Museum at the Joint Services Health School Burnham Camp.

Thanks for the additional information Ken. I've amended the caption so that people are aware of your comment. Gareth Phipps - Website Content Officer