ID number ART24482
Title Refugees
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 81.6 x 63 cm


Natives wearing their best apparel and carrying as many household goods as they could manage, streaming in from the East Coast villages. Many of the kampongs (clusters of huts) suffered demolition by our troops, partly a scorched earth policy and partly for a field of fire, Malaya.