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ID number ART25065
Title Preparing rice for pastry, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
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.