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Record 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, workmates)
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/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25287, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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