Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962.

Date
1950 - 1960
By
Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988
Ref
A-386/388
Description

The majority of Tom Mayne's cartoons are concerned with the day-to-day events for ordinary Christchurch people in the 1950s and 1960s. Many are about the vagaries of the seasons, the hot weather, summer holidays, grumpy farmers, the cost of living, the relief of sending the kids back to school, wives being annoyed with lazy husbands, the excitement of the Springbok Tour of 1956, duckshooting, the miseries and delights of men avoiding gardening chores, men in sheds. Many deal with local body politics, road rules and traffic problems.

A smaller number of the cartoons deal with larger New Zealand political issues like the 1957 Labour 'black budget' of Nash and Nordmeyer and the effect the taxes had on working people. There are a few cartoons dealing with wider world issues like the Cold War and the desire for peace.

Tom Mayne puts himself into several cartoons. He is seen in A-387-108; A-387-126; and A-387-134, as examples

There is also a small collection of ephemeral material, incomplete cartoons, a little watercolour of Momorangi Bay etc.

Arrangement: Those cartoons which are dated, are arranged by date; this group is numbered A-386-001/208. They start at -001 with a few second World War cartoons and then continue, grouped by year, from 1953 to 1960. Approximately half of the cartoons are not dated and so are arranged in groups. The first group consists of 78 sports cartoons; these are numbered A-387-001/078. The next group is 'Mayne Topics' which are a single cartoon with three or four small vignettes of topical interest; these are numbered A-387-079/123. The remainder of the cartoons are arranged by topic more or less alphabetically; ie. advertising, agriculture etc.

In 1954 Tom Mayne was invited by what was then called the Christchurch Star Sun to submit four cartoons a week with the proviso that only one or two might be used. He found his forte drawing sports cartoons, especially rugby, and began doing a full front page cartoon in the Saturday Sports edition of the newspaper.

Quantity: 490 original cartoon(s).

Physical Description: Ink, crayon, pencil and letratone on paper, sizes approximately 200 x 250 mm.

Provenance: Donated by Mrs Margaret Mayne, his widow.

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Format
490 original cartoon(s), Works of art, Ink drawings, Cartoons (Commentary), Caricatures, Ink, crayon, pencil and letratone on paper, sizes approximately 200 x 250 mm.
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Date: 1960 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-198 Description: Shows a group of men standing on a bridge on Colombo Street in Christchurch. One of the men holds a newspaper with the headline 'Nelson Railway work - NOT 'c...
Date: 1959 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-190 Description: Shows a bad traffic jam. Cars have been at a standstill for so long that cobwebs have appeared between cars, and a bird is nesting on a car roof. Several dri...
Date: 1959 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-183 Description: Shows people hanging from overhead wires in Cathedral Square in Christchurch. Text reads 'Let's have, rather, this inexpensive, airy and speedy overhead-wire...
Date: 1950 - 1969 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-387-018 Description: Shows two men and their wives at a veteran car rally. The men are sitting in vintage cars while the women look on. One of the women looks annoyed after the o...
Date: 1950 - 1969 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-387-034 Description: Shows six illustrations of responses from imaginary interviews. Text reads 'We asked - 'Should they dam the estuary?' And the water-skier said, and the yacht...
Date: 1955 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-039 Description: Shows a man and his mother driving down Colombo Street in Christchurch. Large holes in the road mean that they have to drive along the tramlines. Cars are c...
Date: 1956 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-115 Description: Shows six men lining up to register their vehicles. All of the men are frowning. One of them is wearing what appears to be a Guy Fawkes mask The words 'No. ...
Date: 1955 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-022 Description: Shows a woman ironing while her husband reads the newspaper. The headlines on the newspaper suggest that while improvements to public works are taking place ...
Date: 1955 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-061 Description: Shows a man calling over the fence to another man, who is attempting to tame his back garden while his wife watches him with a frown The words '20 Oct '55, ...
Date: 1955 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-065 Description: Shows a husband and wife who are shocked to find their bedroom full of children dressed up in their clothes The words '3 Oct 55, Guy Fawkes, No. 165' are wr...