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Record Number: 25326


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25326, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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