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ID number ART25074
Title The camp potter, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium pen, ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 44.9 x 30.6 cm (irregular)


With the aid of an old crank-shaft, local clay and a constructed kiln, Private Douglas Marks Fraser (NX40359) of 2/18th Battalion, managed to make toddy pots, so that the few coconut palms in the camp area could be tapped to produce a liquid to fight vitamin deficiency. Due to the workshop run by the men, the camp became proficient at building all the necessities needed by the prisoners.