Nixon, Rae Norman (Lieutenant)

Accession Number PR00412
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 7 wallets: 7 cm
Object type Papers, Sketchbook
Maker Nixon, Rae Norman
Nixon, Rae Norman
Place made Thailand
Date made 1942-1994
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0432
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969
Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1990-1999
Period 1980-1989
Period 1940-1949

Collection relating to NX76556 Lieutenant Rae Norman Nixon, 8 Division Signals. The collection is comprised of material collected by Nixon relating to his imprisonment in various camps along the Burma Thailand railway during the Second World War. News clippings, correspondence and written accounts are included. The collection also contains a notebook containing the A Force Signals nominal roll and sketches of costumes designed by Nixon for the prisoners of war theatre productions at Tamarkan POW camp. Other papers comprise notes compiled by Nixon on the work carried out by Dr Christoffel Jacobus van Boxtel with other doctors in POW camps on the Burma Thailand Railway.

History / Summary

Nixon's papers include a number of intricate and detailed coloured pen and pencil illustrations of costumes he designed for the prisoner of war theatre at Tamarkan.