Repairing dixies, Changi camp
|Title||Repairing dixies, Changi camp|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||brush and brown ink and wash over pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 27.2 x 36.8 cm|
Cooking 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.