primary role of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive, Alexander Turnbull
Library, is to collect and make publicly available New Zealand
is in the collection:
Over 25,000 cartoons (originals and copies), from the 1860s to
the present. The great majority are by New Zealand cartoonists.
They cover politics, social issues, economics, sport, culture,
history, international issues, etc. Topics include life in New
Zealand in general and how New Zealanders view the world.
can view cartoons in
person or on line.
You can search
can order copies of
can order copies of our in-print publications, including the latest book – Between
the Lines: A cartoon century of New Zealand political and social
history, 1906-2005 by Ian F. Grant.
view more about contemporary New Zealand cartoonists and their work visit
Cartoon Gallery. British editorial cartoons can be viewed on the Political Cartoon Society website.
The New Zealand Cartoon Archive was launched on 1 April 1992 as a
partnership between the New Zealand Cartoon Archive Trust and the
Turnbull Library. It was fully absorbed into the Alexander
Turnbull Library, National Library, Wellington, New Zealand in 2005.