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Record Number: 25554


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Forbes has three postcards; one marked "Try Singapore, then Batavia". This shows there must be internees in Batavia and gives me some hope that Nora may be there, although I don't think much of the chance.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

27 Mar 1943

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:

postcard

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: postcard

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25554

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:

212

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 212, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25554, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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