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ID number ART24476
Title Cutting firewood for Changi camp
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: 42.6 x 45.9 cm

Description

Men of the AIF Forestry unit cutting wood. This work party was established in the very early days of the men's captivity, as wood for fuel for cooking and wood for structures of the camp were required immediately. The trees within the camp boundary were the first to be utilised, and as the years progressed, the men were forced to seek rubber trees further from the camp.