Miniature yard broom : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
ID numberRELAWM31828.002
Collection typeHeraldry
TitleMiniature yard broom : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
Object typeHeraldry
MakerChangi Broom Factory
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date madec 1944-1945
Physical descriptionWood; coconut fibre; steel
DescriptionMiniature yard broom with coconut fibre bristles and a wooden head. There is a hole in the head to take a handle. Head is made in five pieces and is secured by fine steel pins and staples. Marked in pencil on the head '"Search & Sweep" CHANGI BROOM FACTORY "UBIQUE BRAND" No 8866'.
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.