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Wool industry cartoon


The wool industry.

This 1969 cartoon by Eric Heath shows a sheep's coat unravelling off its back, having been snagged on thistles labelled 1965, 1967 and 1968. Heath was commenting on the effect of the sudden drop in wool prices in the latter 1960s.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-311-4-010
Cartoonist: Heath, Eric Walmsley
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