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Events In History

1 April 1992
The New Zealand Cartoon Archive (now the New Zealand Cartoon and Comics Archive) was launched at a function at the National Library in Wellington by Prime Minister Jim Bolger.
20 August 1904

The New Zealand Free Lance printed a J.C. Blomfield cartoon in which a plucky kiwi morphed into a moa as the All Blacks defeated Great Britain 9–3 in the first rugby test between Motherland and colony. This may have been the first use of a kiwi to symbolise the nation in a cartoon.


Parliament's culture and traditions

Explore Parliament's rich history and its colourful culture and traditions. Read the full article

Page 2 - Parliament in cartoons

For centuries, politics and Parliament have been the subject of public comment, satire and humour. Almost since the beginning, New Zealand's Parliament has been portrayed through

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'I think we did well that day.' Cartoonist Gordon Minhinnick's comment on Waitangi Day in 1940, Weekly News, 14 February 1940.

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