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.

June’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: “For those of you who can, and don't risk it if you can't, how about a standing ovation for our hero and saviour, Winston Peters!!”

Winston Peter’s political fortunes have waxed and waned over the decades, and in 2016 he may be in a ‘kingmaker’ position again. But during the 2005 election year, New Zealand First’s support dropped, Peters lost his Tauranga seat after 22 years, and brought fewer MPs to Wellington.

Tom Scott, Dominion Post, 18 June 2005, ATL: DX-025-135

View this cartoon on the National Library of New Zealand website.