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Record 25326

Reading Experience:

'And now for the best jest so far in Changi: the editors of "The Changi Guardian" suddenly have their cells turned inside out this morning. They are sent for. We all wonder what the offence is. It is in Saturday's [14th] "Changi Guardian": "Sad Demise of the Sabbath Paper" - "With mixed feelings, we announce that, owing to shortage of newsprint, publication of the 'Changi Chimes' ceased on Staurday last ... From all parts of the world we have received messages of sympathy and codolence and, from these, we append the following extracts: 'your ... little journal' ('The Feathered World'); 'The orginality of the contents never failed to surprise us' ('The Dredgemaster's Weekly')" ... The Japanese open the proceedings by asking how we got these papers into the camp. (They were looking for them, hence the ransacking of the cells.) And, after the most painstaking explanations, the editors are reluctantly released.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 16 Nov 1942
Country: Malaysia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Kitching
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Mar 1890
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Chief surveyor in Colonial Service
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Malaysia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Changi Guardian
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25326  
Source - Print  
  Author: Tom Kitching
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Life and Death in Changi
  Place of Publication: Perth
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 172,, accessed: 18 January 2020

Additional comments:



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