Preparing rice for pastry, Changi
|Title||Preparing rice for pastry, Changi|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||pen and blue ink and brush and brown ink over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 25.6 x 36.8 cm|
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.