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ID number ART25054
Title The rice grinders, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942
Medium gouache with watercolour over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 21.8 x 26.9 cm (sight)


The first effort to grind rice into flour were made with bottles as shown in this drawing. Later, improved types of grinders were invented. Changi Prisoners-of-War Camp, Singapore. Men grinding rice, which was the staple at Changi, into flour.