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.

October’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: Book Week

It was a pattern to be repeated later when electronic reading devices first appeared, but in the 1970s there was widespread concern about the future for books. Research showed reading suffering as television tightened its grip on New Zealanders’ leisure time with the introduction of colour in 1973 and a second channel two years later.

Peter Bromhead, Auckland Star, 3 October 1978. ATL: A-314-1-013

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