- 31 December 1981
Shows five hippopotamuses wallowing in mud. A newspaper clipping headed 'A Happy New Year for Hippopotamuses' is stuck to the top left hand corner of the image and states that the hippos of Auckland Zoo will get a new enclosure in 1982. One of the hippos is in the likeness of Robert Muldoon. The remaining four hippos are labelled with the names of proposed Think Big projects: Aramoana, Marsden Point, Mobil and N.Z. Steel. Large sums of money are written in the mud. Above the hippos, an adaptation of the song 'The Hippopotamus' is quoted: "Dough, dough, glorious dough / Nothing quite like it for making things go / So borrow and follow / Down to the hollow, / And there let us wallow / In I.O.U. dough!".
Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - Sing along for 1982 [in pencil]; Recto - bottom right - Minhinnick. [in ink]
Quantity: 1 original cartoon(s).
Physical Description: Felt pen, Letraset, newspaper clipping and pencil on paper, 390 x 520 mm
- Additional description
Cartoon has a partially attached leaf of Letraset and requires sensitive handling.
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- Partly restricted - Curator required
- Part of
- Minhinnick, Gordon, 1902-1992 :[111 original pencil and ink cartoons. 1930s-1980s] / Minhinnick, Gordon, 1902-1992 :[Twelve original pencil and ink cartoons. 1980-1987]
- 1 original cartoon(s), Cartoons (Commentary), Ink drawings, Felt pen, Letraset, newspaper clipping and pencil on paper, 390 x 520 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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