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Record Number: 25255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I get a library book, "Dandelion Days". Written on the back cover is an extraordinary message deated 15.1.42 at the General Hopsital, thus: "23.25 - what the hell has the night sister done to me? Injection refused but given some other awful stuff - made to feel like a drunk in five minutes - didn't ask for anything - or injection - God, she's a bitch. Evacuated from Penang and now a thorough defeatist - anti-everything. I feel stewed except the pain in my leg has not gone." Signature illegible.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Mar 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[marginalia in Dandelion Days]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Graffito

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25255

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:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25255, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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