ID number RELAWM31828.005
Title Miniature yard broom : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
Collection Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Maker Changi Broom Factory (Maker)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1944-1945
Physical description Copper; Plant fibre


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.


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.