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.
Power to the Peaceful Cartoon Competition
1 May 2015
The search is on for New Zealand’s own Michael Leunig, with the launch of a cartoon competition by Otago University’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
May’s Memorable Cartoon
The purported idea was to clear the commanding Turkish positions from the Gallipoli Peninsula to open up Constantinople from the seas. In nine months, 87 percent of the 8,556 New Zealanders who landed at Gallipoli were casualties – and 2,721 of them dead. Ironically, after so much slaughter, the withdrawal from Anzac Cove in December was made without a single loss of life.
Trevor Lloyd, Auckland Weekly News, 6 May 1915. ATL: A-315-2-002
View Making the Feathers Fly on the National Library of New Zealand website.