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Record Number: 25287


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The B-Block strip of grass between the high wall and the passage is now open. It is to be a haven of peace for readers and others. There is to be no talking. So there is a notice: "B-Sanctuary. Do not pluck the flowers or disturb the wildlife. You may sleep, but do not snore. Keep your B-trap shut. Silence is golden. Gather riches here".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

26 Aug 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:

[notice]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

25287

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:

137

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 137, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25287, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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