Repairing dixies, Changi camp
ID numberART25066
Collection typeArt
TitleRepairing dixies, Changi camp
MeasurementOverall: 27.2 x 36.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1943
Physical descriptionbrush and brown ink and wash over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionCooking utensils quickly wore out. They were at first repaired with scrap metal and old car body steel. Later green painted metal lockers in the barrack building were used. The top drawing shows men on the AIF Ordnance Workshops soldering new bottoms on worn out dixies. Note the forge in the background. The lower sketch shows a lathe made from salvaged parts and scrap metal by personnel of the Ordnance Workshops. The prisoners in Changi established a workshop within the camp to produce most items, such as shoes, artificial limbs, cooking equipment, needed by the men.