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Tom Scott parliamentary cartoon, 1992

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There was a sharp edge to the cartoons that touched on public attitudes towards politics and politicians, especially as cartoonists themselves sought to offer a social commentary in their work. Through the 1980s a string of opinion polls suggested that the public's trust in politicians was sometimes relatively low. Evening Post cartoonist Tom Scott, a former member of the press gallery, captured the public mood through this period. A fire during the refurbishment of Parliament Buildings in 1992 provoked this observation.

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Tom Scott, Evening Post, 21 October 1992

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Tom Scott parliamentary cartoon, 1992, URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/tom-scott-parliamentary-cartoon-1992, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated