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Beazley's delicate high-wire act

Beazley's delicate high-wire act

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Two silver sauce or gravy boats presented to Sir Robert Menzies in appreciation by the Kooyong Electorate

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RG Menzies collection
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Sauce boats
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England
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1954
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Fred & Ginger

Fred & Ginger

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1999
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At the bottom of the garden

At the bottom of the garden

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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Cartoon titled 'Money Money Money'

Cartoon titled 'Money Money Money'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Jock Alexander
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2001
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Cartoon titled 'Shoes Don't Fit'.

Cartoon titled 'Shoes Don't Fit'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Steven Moore
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2001
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Election in the Air

Election in the Air

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1998
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Cartoon showing Chinese peasants jumping out of a giant footprint

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Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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High Five

High Five

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1999
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Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1999
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The US view: Markets defy the pundits

The US view: Markets defy the pundits

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Poster styled as a movie advertisement with an image from the movie 'Gallipoli'

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General Palestinian Delegation collection
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Posters
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Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital...
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Palestine Liberation Organisation
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1987
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There was movement at the station

There was movement at the station

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1997
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Postcard featuring a printed photograph

Postcard featuring a printed photograph "BONDI ELECTORATE / ...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Frank Farnell
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'It is understood that both the deputy opposition leader, Mr Phillip Lynch...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Jenny Coopes collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Jenny Coopes
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1992
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A Dull, Pure and Enduring Love

A Dull, Pure and Enduring Love

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Sheehan
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'Worse Off'.

Cartoon titled 'Worse Off'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Bruce Petty
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2001
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Meg and Pete

Meg and Pete

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1999
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Cartoon titled 'Where Pin Heads Dare'.

Cartoon titled 'Where Pin Heads Dare'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Steven Moore
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2001
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How to Vote Liberal in Menzies...Get in front again. Vote Liberal

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Hon Neil Brown collection
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How to vote cards
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The Liberal Party of Australia
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Cartoon titled 'Rough End of the Pineapple'.

Cartoon titled 'Rough End of the Pineapple'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Ross Bateup
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2001
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Cartoon shows John Howard with a cricket bat standing in a row boat

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Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'Hijack!'.

Cartoon titled 'Hijack!'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr David Pope
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2001
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Painted plaster sculpture depicting a caricature of Malcolm Fraser.

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Peter Nicholson collection no. 3B
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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Cartoon titled 'City Centric'

Cartoon titled 'City Centric'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr John Allison
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2001
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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1998
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Opposition leader stayed nearly half an hour before heading back to Parliament House...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Export Fraser not Uranium

Export Fraser not Uranium

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Young Labor
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1983
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End of Elections

End of Elections

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Bob Wells
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1996
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Cartoon titled 'Only Joking'.

Cartoon titled 'Only Joking'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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2001
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I'll be a different Prime Minister in many ways...by the millennium

I'll be a different Prime Minister in many ways...by the mil...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Butcher
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1998
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Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1979
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Cartoon titled 'Excise'.

Cartoon titled 'Excise'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Cartoon titled 'Mir Re-entry'.

Cartoon titled 'Mir Re-entry'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Russia
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Mr Greg Smith
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2001
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GST

GST

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Lindsay Foyle
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1997
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Just how Golden for the Oldies?

Just how Golden for the Oldies?

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Adding value to the 3 Rs

Adding value to the 3 Rs

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Hedge Hogs

Hedge Hogs

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Australia's Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, today ensured himself of a place in history...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Howard's Boot Soles

Howard's Boot Soles

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1998
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No

No "Sorry", Prime Minister?

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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Howard and the 'Republic' Debate

Howard and the 'Republic' Debate

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1999
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Cartoon titled 'Khaki - The New Beige'.

Cartoon titled 'Khaki - The New Beige'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mark Cornwell
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2001
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Letter and memo to Mrs Scates from Ian Smith

Letter and memo to Mrs Scates from Ian Smith

Robert Scates collection
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Letters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hon Ian W. Smith
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1972
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Evolution

Evolution

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr David Pope
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1999
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Alphabet Soup Kitchen

Alphabet Soup Kitchen

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1998
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Batsman

Batsman

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Cartoon of Jeff Kennet, leader of the Liberal Party in the Victorian Parliament

Cartoon of Jeff Kennet, leader of the Liberal Party in the V...

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Cartoon titled 'On The Beach'.

Cartoon titled 'On The Beach'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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2001
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Cartoon titled 'Budget 2001'.

Cartoon titled 'Budget 2001'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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2001
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Cartoon of Liberal Lord Mayor of Brisbane Sally Anne Atkinson welcoming visitors to Brisbane

Cartoon of Liberal Lord Mayor of Brisbane Sally Anne Atkinso...

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Poll Shock

Poll Shock

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Andrew Weldon
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1997
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Rio Tinto can teach us how to climb out of that Hole

Rio Tinto can teach us how to climb out of that Hole

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'Target 2010'.

Cartoon titled 'Target 2010'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr David Pope
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2001
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Sculpture titled 'The Dismissal - 20th Anniversary', featuring Gough Whitlam, John Kerr and Malcolm Fraser

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John Shakespeare collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr John Shakespeare
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1995
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One nation

One nation

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1997
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Cartoon titled 'The Howard View'.

Cartoon titled 'The Howard View'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Messer
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2001
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Pocket Politics No.6, 1954

Pocket Politics No.6, 1954

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia
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1954
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