Presentation box of miniature brooms : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
ID numberRELAWM31828.001
Collection typeHeraldry
TitlePresentation box of miniature brooms : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
Object typeHeraldry
MakerChangi Broom Factory
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date madec 1944-1945
Physical descriptionWood; leather; steel
DescriptionSmall wooden box with a flat lid attached with three leather hinges and steel nails. The lid is marked in pencil '"Search & Sweep" CHANGI BROOM FACTORY "UBIQUE BRAND"'. The box was made to contain four miniature samples of brooms, minus their handles, made in the factory.
SummaryThis box of miniature brooms was presented to the Australian commanding officer in Changi, Lieutenant Colonel F G 'Black Jack' Galleghan. Prisoners who were members of the Royal Australian Artilley were responsible for the Changi Broom Factory, and the 'Ubique' brand name reflects the Artillery motto. The factory began production on 1 April 1942.