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.

November’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: Ladies first!

The Human Rights Commission Act in 1977 prohibited discrimination on the grounds of sex in employment and a number of other areas. Linda Jones, credited with being the country’s first woman jockey, and other women, campaigned successfully to have the NZ Rules of Racing changed to allow female riders.

Malcolm Evans, NZ Herald, 1 November 1977. ATL: A-315-5-004

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