ID numberART28404.005
Collection typeArt
TitleNot titled [Tamils]
MeasurementOverall: 25.8 x 17.7 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1945-1946
Physical descriptionpen and ink over pencil, heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionTamils are an Indian low-caste sect, many of whom inhabit Singapore and Malaya. The drawing shows a Tamil worker carrying his tool of trade - a chunkel or large hoe, the Malayan equivalent of a shovel, while his wife follows with the rest of the household possessions.