Story: Blomfield, William

Cartoonist William Blomfield (seated centre) and newspaper colleagues

Cartoonist William Blomfield (seated centre) and newspaper colleagues

Signing himself 'Blo', for over 40 years William Blomfield produced vivid, sometimes controversial cartoons for the New Zealand Observer, an Auckland weekly newspaper in which he had substantial shares. Surrounded by fellow staff, Blomfield sits under what looks like a cartoon of himself when young.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Herman John Schmidt Collection (PAColl-3059)
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How to cite this page:

Ian F. Grant. 'Blomfield, William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4b41/blomfield-william (accessed 13 May 2021)