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.

January’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: “Kitchener’s School” – The Master
Generalissimo Seddon to Lord K———.:“ Now mind you, my lord, I want my men brigaded together, so that any little service they do may redound to the honour of New Zealand and the glory of Seddon, for ever and ever. Ake ! ake ! ake !"

New Zealand entered the South African War with jingoistic fervour, but pride in the exploits of the mounted contingents became a significant first blooding in nationalism. Premier Richard Seddon accepted Lord Kitchener’s invitation to visit South Africa just as hostilities ended in 1902.

EVB, NZ Graphic, 25 January 1902. ATL: A-315-3-027.

View “Kitchener’s School” – The Master on the National Library of New Zealand website.