Preparing rice for pastry, Changi
ID numberART25065
Collection typeArt
TitlePreparing rice for pastry, Changi
MeasurementOverall: 25.6 x 36.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1943
Physical descriptionpen and blue ink and brush and brown ink over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionIn the top picture Australian POW's are seen mincing cooked rice for pastry. In the second picture men are shown grinding rice with a home made grinder manufactured form odds and ends of scraps. Rice was supplied to the prisoners by the Japanese and was a staple of their diet for the length of their captivity. They learnt from Dutch prisoners different ways of preparing the rice to create variety.