The cartoon shows Robert Mulldoon giving a death certificate to a man representing the 'Gleneagles Agreement' while on the floor, a man representing 'New Zealand's reputation', is commiting suicide with a sword labeled 'the tour'. Refers to the conflict over sporting ties with South Africa during the Apartheid regime and how they affected New Zealand's international reputation. The Gleneagles Agreement declared that the 'member countries of the Commonwealth embrace peoples of diverse races, colours, languages and faiths, and they have long recognised racial prejudice and discrimination as dangerous sicknesses and unmitigated evils. Members are pledged to use all their efforts to foster human dignity everywhere. At their London meeting, the heads of government reaffirmed that apartheid in sport, as in other fields, was an abomination and ran directly counter to the Declaration of Commonwealth Principles, which they made at Singapore on 22 January 1971'.
Exhibited in 'Guts and Glory' an exhibition of rugby cartoons, organised by the New Zealand Cartoon Archive Trust in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, at the National Library Gallery, 15 July - 7 November 1999, and then touring until 2001. Curated by Susan Foster.
Quantity: 1 original cartoon(s).
Physical Description: Ink on card. 230 x 230 mm.
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- Bromhead, Peter, 1933- :One folder of original cartoons and photocopies of originals on the subject of rugby published in the Auckland Star between 1977 - 1981.
- 1 original cartoon(s), Works of art, Cartoons (Commentary), Ink on card. 230 x 230 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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