Muir, Sylvia (Sister, b.1915 - d.1996)

Accession Number PR85/013
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Book
Maker Muir, Sylvia Jessie Mimmi
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made 1919-1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/066/021
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

A song/sketch book, with dance steps, compiled by Sister Sylvia Muir, relating to her life as a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Palembang. Also a very worn anthology of English poetry, 'The Rainbow' (published in Holland in 1919), which was carried by Sylvia Muir throughout her internment. The frontispiece is inscribed: 'Sylvia J.M McGregor, Women's Internment Camp, Muntok, Banka Is. 1944'. The damaged spine of the anthology has been strengthened with coloured cotton cloth.