Minhinnick, Gordon Edward George (Sir), 1902-1992: "And this is the tunnel, see?"

Date
7.9.49
By
Minhinnick, Gordon Edward George (Sir), 1902-1992; Whitehead, Gillian Karawe, 1941-
Ref
B-204-023
Description

Minister of Railways Bob Semple and Prime Minister Peter Fraser, dressed as schoolboys, watch delightedly as an N.Z.R. steamtrain, carrying a small child labelled 'Public', speeds towards a hole in the ground labelled 'Dead Loss'.

Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - N.Z. Herald 7.9.49 [in ink]; Recto - bottom right - Minhinnick [in ink]

Quantity: 1 original cartoon(s).

Physical Description: Ink, crayon and white corrector on paper, adhered to strawboard, 310 x 460 mm

Provenance: Donor's grandfather, Frank Roberts, had a model garden railway in Epsom from the 1920s to the late 1940s. Minhinnick visited the garden railway and wrote in the visitors' book. There may be a connection between that visit and the cartoon.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Curator required
Format
1 original cartoon(s), Cartoons (Commentary), Ink, crayon and white corrector on paper, adhered to strawboard, 310 x 460 mm
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