Spinning thread from hemp twine, Changi
ID numberART26455
Collection typeArt
TitleSpinning thread from hemp twine, Changi
MeasurementOverall: 36.2 x 46.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1944
Physical descriptionbrush and brown ink and wash with pen and blue ink, heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionMen from the 18th (British) Division Royal Army Ordnance Corps spinning thread from hemp twine with a machine designed and made in the Changi prisoner of war camp by Captain G U Hill and Regimental Sergeant Major C G Miller. The design is astonishingly intricate. 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.