Brockie, Robert Ellison 1932- :...Who does What? and with Which? & to Whom? National Business Review, 1 November 1982.
A kangaroo and a kiwi are sitting up in bed together under a blanket labelled CER, both puzzling over what to do. New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon peers through a keyhole at them and tells Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser that 'I think they're getting the message'.
Exhibition caption reads - Perhaps a marriage of convenience at the beginning, CER was to blossom into a long-standing, stable and mutually beneficial relationship. At the end of 1982, for New Zealand prime minister Muldoon particularly, CER was an economic lifeline at a time when the economy was performing badly and job-creating major new industries, promised during the 1981 election campaign, looked more and more unlikely.
Exhibited in 'The Other Side of the Ditch' exhibition of cartoons on the New Zealand-Australian relationship curated by Ian F. Grant of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive and exhibited in the National Library Gallery from 28 November 2001 to 24 February 2002 to mark the centenary of Australian Federation. Also exhibited at X Space Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland in mid-March 2002 and at Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia from 26 March 2003 to 29 June 2003. Added to exhibition when sent to Australia in March 2003.
Extended Title - CER. Newly married. I think they're getting the message.
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