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.

March’s Memorable Cartoon

Cartoon: OH £!

In New Zealand during World War One in there were instances of war profiteering. This was particularly with staple commodities like wheat. The government’s response was an excess-war-profit tax introduced in 1916. It was found to be unworkable.

William Blomfield, NZ Observer, 13 March 1915. ATL: A-312-1-080

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