Miniature yard broom : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion

Place Asia: Singapore, Changi
Accession Number RELAWM31828.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Copper; Plant fibre
Maker Changi Broom Factory
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Miniature split rattan broom head, without handle, in a traditional 'witch's broom' shape. The bristles are bound at the head with fine copper wire.

History / Summary

This 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.