Trailer party bringing in rubber tree logs, Changi
|Title||Trailer party bringing in rubber tree logs, Changi|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||Overall: 43 x 52.7 cm|
Members of working party hauling a trailer load of firewood. The trailer had been improvised from a truck chassis and pulled by manpower. The strength demanded by this task became beyond the reach of most men whilst POWs, especially for those who had returned from the Burma-Thailand railway. However, collecting firewood was one of the most important requirements, as the prisoners needed the wood for cooking. As the years progressed, the men had to haul the wood for longer distances as they had felled all the trees with in the camp boundary first, and slowly moved to the rubber trees further removed from the camp.