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ID number ART25086
Title Malaria Control, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1944
Medium brush and brown ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Sheet: 56.2 cm x 39.6 cm; image: 51.2 cm x 34.8 cm

Description

Men spraying to control mosquitoes. He is using a 'Rega' knapsack sprayer and is covering pools with malaria oil to kill the mosquito larvae. His relief stands by. Malaria was a major problem for the prisoners as they had little medication, such as quinine, in which to treat the disease.