ART24475

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ID number ART24475
Title Carrying in the last log
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942-1943
Medium oil on cardboard mounted on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 42.2 x 51.5 cm

Description

Members of work party carrying log for firewood. 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.