Bone ships, by Paul Brunyee

Interviewed by Ralph Roberts

Description of bone ship

Question 1 – Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Question 2 – Assuming it was made by prisoners of war, how did they get hold of these materials and produce such a fine piece of craftsmanship?

Question 3 – Would it be for recreation or as a business?

Question 4 – Were the prisoners integrated or was this the only way they would interact?

Question 5 –  Was it a manifestation that they realized they would be imprisoned a long time and needed to earn money?

Question 6 – Would the English prisoners in France have a similar experience?

Question 7 – Why is it important to look at the history of who made this item?

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