As a prisoner of the Japanese, Gladys Tompkins filled in long days by painting watercolours of her surroundings; this view of the Changi prison courtyard shows trestle tables used for drying clothes, and plants grown by the inmates to supplement their inadequate diet.
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Rae M. Riach. 'Tompkins, Lilian Gladys', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5t16/tompkins-lilian-gladys (accessed 3 December 2021)