The shower, Changi, early days
ID numberART25085
Collection typeArt
TitleThe shower, Changi, early days
MeasurementOverall: 38.2 x 56.2 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1944
Physical descriptionbrush and brown ink and wash over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA scene in the Selerang prisoner-of-war camp in the early days of captivity. There was no water laid on for the first year at Selerang and all ablutions were carried out at improvised water-points, and showers from pumped up out of a sub-surface drains that carried off the heavy rains. These drains ran right through the camp and were partly fed by seepage water. The man on the left is pumping the water into the tank on the stand. Note the bundles of lalang grass strewn aroung in leiu of bath mats.