Story: Cartooning

Alan Moir, Kiwi cartoonist in Sydney

New Zealander Alan Moir, working in Australia from the 1970s, was still producing cartoons for the Sydney Morning Herald in 2013. His 1986 cartoon on the ANZUS alliance suggested that New Zealand, represented by Prime Minister David Lange (centre), was not playing its part. ANZUS was now being upheld solely by Australia and the US, represented by Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (left) and US President Ronald Reagan (right). In the accompanying sound clip Moir discusses why New Zealand has produced so many good cartoonists.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Alan Moir

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Courtesy of Alan Moir, Sydney Morning Herald

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How to cite this page:

Ian F. Grant, 'Cartooning - Cartoonists at home and abroad, 1900 to 1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Ian F. Grant, published 22 Oct 2014