Preparing rice for pastry, Changi

Collection ID ART25065
Collection type Art
Title Preparing rice for pastry, Changi
Measurement Overall: 25.6 x 36.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright AWM copyright

In 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.