The New Zealand Cartoon Archive

The New Zealand Cartoon Archive was launched in 1992 and is situated in the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library, Wellington.

There are over 50,000 cartoons—originals and copies—in the New Zealand Cartoon Archive collection. More than 60 cartoonists are represented, and the archive continues to grow with new digital images added every week.

September’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: “Signs Of A Thaw”
“Signs Of A Thaw”

Primary produce prices were equally critical to the New Zealand economy 80 plus years ago. Export prices began to recover in 1933, as what is now known as the Great Depression began to ease. As well, farm incomes were further boosted by the increases in production farmers were now getting from the grasslands revolution.

Trevor Lloyd, NZ Herald, 27 September 1933, ATL: B-115-024

View Signs Of A Thaw on the National Library of New Zealand website.