Lilian Gladys Tompkins - Diary
- MS-1994-93 (Reference Number)
- 94/93 (Registration Number)
"Transcription of diary kept by Gladys Tompkins while in Changi Prison from 8 Dec 1941 to 25 Sept 1945." Daily account of life as civilian internees in Changi and Sime Road Camp in Singapore during World War II. (70 leaves)
1 folder (1 item)
Tompkins, Lilian Gladys. Three wasted years: women in Changi Prison. [Location: General Collection; Reserve; Call No. D805.S55 TOM]
Tompkins, Lilian Gladys. Diary, 1941 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1994-93.
- Gladys Tompkins completed her nursing training at New Plymouth Hospital in 1927 and worked in Wellington, Dunedin and Australia before accepting a position as Health Sister at Batu Pahat in Johore State (Malaysia) in 1939, in which capacity she was serving when the Japanese occupied Malaya and Singapore. After the war she went back to Malaysia as a Health Sister and retired in 1955 after returning to New Zealand, where she settled in Hamilton.
- Gladys Tompkins published her memoirs (based on her diary) in 1977 titled: "Three wasted years: women in Changi Prison".
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