Inside Changi camp
ID numberART24472
Collection typeArt
TitleInside Changi camp
MeasurementOverall: 44 x 52.7 cm
Object typePainting
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1942-1943
Physical descriptionoil over pencil and crayon on cardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAustralian men sawing log with crosscut saw on a saw horse with an improvised trailer lying nearby. The wood would form a part of the camp, such as a hut, for the POWs. Physical work such as this was an integral part of Griffin's time as a prisoner. As he held rank as an officer he was not detailed to work on the Burma-Thailand railway and as such he spent most of his time on work parties doing chores around Changi prison.