Cartoons (Commentary)

Pictorial images using wit to comment on such things as contemporary events, social habits, or political trends; usually executed in a broad or abbreviated manner.

All Blacks will compete against taller Canadian lineout jumpers - News. 15 June, 2007
Date: 2007 Ref: DCDL-0003429 Description: The scene shows an All Black training session. A group of players tosses a team-mate high into the air as they try to prepare for a match against taller Cana...
"It's CHALLENGING" "It's also boring, noisy, ugly and meaningless" 21 July, 2004
Date: 2004 Ref: DCDL-0008217 Description: "Jitterati" cartoon strip. Shows Debbie and Jaimee arguing about the New Zealand art piece commissioned for the Venice Biennale by the artist known as 'Et al...
Liam Messam. 23 November, 2008.
Date: 2008 Ref: DCDL-0008668 Description: Caricature of Liam Messam a rugby union player who plays for Waikato in the Air New Zealand Cup and for the Chiefs in the Super 14. Quantity: 1 digital cart...
Global warming reality... "Goodbye scarves & mittens, hello margaritas..." 2 December 2010
Date: 2010 Ref: DCDL-0016236 Description: A member of the Hot Air Brigade is off to 'more talkfest' saying 'Goodbye scarves & mittens, hello margaritas' as he leaves Copenhagen and heads off to Mexic...
Palethorpe, Arthur L, fl 1870s :Accomodating Relations. New Zealand Punch, Wellington, November 1, 1879.
Date: 1879 By: New Zealand punch (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: H-693-011 Description: Prime Minister John Hall dressed as a pawnbroker wearing seven hats and carrying a heavy bag (of pledges?) Other Titles - J. HALL. PAWNBROKER. J. Hall. Pled...
Date: 1973 From: Various cartoonists :Cartoons from the New Zealand News, 1970s Ref: A-297-120 Description: The French president Georges Pompidou makes a wish as he opens a bottle with a skeleton in it. In May 1973 Australia and New Zealand took legal action again...
Fletcher, David, 1952- :'Why were you so rude to those businessmen? You you [sic] should treat people as you'd like to be treated yourself!' 'I'd never get anything done if I went around grovelling to everyone!' Dominion Post, 27 April 2005.
Date: 2005 Ref: DX-105-196 Description: 'The Politician' cartoon strip. Quantity: 1 digital image(s).
Foreigners' maternity care debt in millions... "We're not even left holding the baby... just the umBILLical cord." 1 September, 2009
Date: 2009 Ref: DCDL-0012177 Description: Shows a surgeon in operating clothes holding an umbilical cord. Text reads that 'Foreigners' maternity care debt in millions...' The surgeon says 'We're not ...
"Apparently NZ MP's don't have to divulge their expenses because of a privacy agreement..." "Did you say privacy or piracy?" 24 May 2009
Date: 2009 Ref: DCDL-0011330 Description: A man reads about the scandal in Britain that has found MPs caught up in an expenses scandal. He comments that New Zealand MPs don't have to divulge their ex...
"I don't care if I do have to toughen up my TV image, I'm not going to bite the head off a live chicken in the next televised debate..." 26 August 2005.
Date: 2005 Ref: DCDL-0000099 Description: The image is of a determined but slightly anxious-looking Don Brash, Leader of the National Party. He is holding a desperate-looking chicken by the neck and ...