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.

Brockie

Brockie: A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches

Bob Brockie’s memoir, Brockie: A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches, published by the NZ Cartoon Archive, was launched at the National Library on 26 February 2015, with over 200 friends, colleagues, cartoonists and cartoon aficionados attending. Read more »

 

April’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: The pitiful plight of labor in New Zealand

If the Labour movement had difficulty agreeing what approach to take, the government-approved violence meted out by police during the 1912 Waihi miners’ strike must have been chilling for those committed to direct action. (Note how Labour was usually spelt early last century.)

Will Hope, NZ Truth, 20 April 1912. ATL: J-044-002

View The pitiful plight of labor in New Zealand on the National Library of New Zealand website.