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.

May’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: “After you!” “No, after you!” “No, no, after you!” “No, no, no, after you!”

At the beginning of the 1950s, Sid Holland, like Peter Fraser before him, thought of the country’s defence in Commonwealth terms. New Zealand fought alongside other Commonwealth contingents in Korea and, from 1956, supported Britain during the Malayan emergency, yet it increasingly found its Southeast Asian concerns better catered for by ANZUS and the American-inspired South East Asia Treaty Organisation.

Keith Waite, Otago Daily Times, 19 May 1950, ATL: A-312-7-021

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