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ID number ART26628
Title Workshop at Selerang
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 34.4 x 50.8 cm


Depicts Sergeant Alexander Barclay, 2/10 Field Coy RAE and Staff Sergeant J S Whelan, 2/10th Field Coy RAE in an improvised workshop. Selerang Barracks were former British Army Barracks and were used in conjunction with Changi Goal to house prisoners-of-war of the Japanese. This picture shows some of the prisoners in the workshop under the water tower repairing and making all types of tools, from large bore hole drills to razors.