Miniature yard broom : Lieutenant Colonel F G Galleghan, 2/30 Battalion
ID numberRELAWM31828.005
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 descriptionCopper; Plant fibre
DescriptionMiniature split rattan broom head, without handle, in a traditional 'witch's broom' shape. The bristles are bound at the head with fine copper wire.
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.