ART26465

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ID number ART26465
Title Felling rubber trees, 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 Overall: 21.4 x 27.7 cm

Description

Members of the Forestry Unit felling rubber trees for firewood. This unit was one of the first established by the prisoners upon their captivity. Wood was a necessity for cooking their rations and to also build equipment and accommodation around their camp. While a prisoner, Griffin occupied his time by recording the everyday going ons of the camp.