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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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Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Jenny Coopes collection
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Cartoons
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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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 New Right loses after 10 year war on awards

New Right loses after 10 year war on awards

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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1996
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Strike Fraser Out

Strike Fraser Out

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Rt Hon Malcolm J. Fraser
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1983
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The Spill

The Spill

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1999
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Minister For Workplace Invasions and Stalled Business

Minister For Workplace Invasions and Stalled Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Heinrich Hinze
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1998
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Johnny Decorates for Christmas

Johnny Decorates for Christmas

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Andrew Weldon
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1997
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The Australian Women's Weekly presents History in the Making. Australia: Election 1975

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Magazine inserts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Australian Women's Weekly
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1975
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Liberal Party leaflet for the 1975 federal election: Gough a Bigger Mouth than Jaws!

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Advertising leaflets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia
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1975
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Cartoon titled 'Only Joking'.

Cartoon titled 'Only Joking'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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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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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Neither Mr Fraser, nor Mr Gorton (Lind Vic) voted in the vital division...'

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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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The Recorded Message

The Recorded Message

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1998
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How Different Things Would Have Been If We Were A Republic in 1975

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Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Sheehan
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1999
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The Will Of The People Shall Prevail

The Will Of The People Shall Prevail

John Sheppard collection
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Placards
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Ravenshoe, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Ted Gabriel
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1980
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Loan Service

Loan Service

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Allison
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1997
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WHAT'S HE TRYING TO DO - START AN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

WHAT'S HE TRYING TO DO - START AN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

Les Tanner collection no. 2
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Les Tanner
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1992
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Things take time to go through the system

Things take time to go through the system

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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Cartoon depicting Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser wearing pyjamas and carrying a very large crying baby

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Louis Zmak collection
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Mr Clarrie King
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1976
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PM picks unholy war over Wik

PM picks unholy war over Wik

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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1997
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How to Remove Your Black Armband!

How to Remove Your Black Armband!

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Heinrich Hinze
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1997
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None of Your Business

None of Your Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1998
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Consumption Tax

Consumption Tax

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Lewis
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'Illwill Games'.

Cartoon titled 'Illwill Games'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Lewis
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2001
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The President of the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Mr Bob Hawke tonight predicted...

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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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Doormat

Doormat

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1996
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Comic book titled 'The Calamitious Career of Dictator Bob' published by the Communist Party of Australia

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
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Comic books
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Australia
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Communist Party of Australia
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1951
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Core or Regular?

Core or Regular?

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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1997
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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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Who is it Johnnie?

Who is it Johnnie?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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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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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 'Borderline Case'.

Cartoon titled 'Borderline Case'.

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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Super Sweetener

Super Sweetener

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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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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1988
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Cartoon titled 'Don't mention the war'.

Cartoon titled 'Don't mention the war'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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2001
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Pocket Politics No.1, 1955

Pocket Politics No.1, 1955

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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1955
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One nation

One nation

Political Humour Competition 1997 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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1997
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Standing Convention on its head

Standing Convention on its head

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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1997
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Warning

Warning

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Phil Somerville
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1999
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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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Cartoon titled 'True Federation'.

Cartoon titled 'True Federation'.

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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Close Shave

Close Shave

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1998
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Grand prix strikers

Grand prix strikers

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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The Big Grand Final

The Big Grand Final

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1998
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Cartoon of Andrew Peacock saying 'I'M GOING TO BE THE CONSCIENCE OF THE LIBERAL PARTY'

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Patrick Cook collection
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Mr Patrick Cook
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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The Road to the Republic and Back

The Road to the Republic and Back

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ward O'Neil
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1999
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Ralph

Ralph

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Cartoon of Sir Henry Bolte, former Liberal Premier of Victoria

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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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1982
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Cartoon titled 'The Real Howard & Beazley'.

Cartoon titled 'The Real Howard & Beazley'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr David Messer
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2001
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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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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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Cartoon titled 'Temptation Big Survivor Camp'.

Cartoon titled 'Temptation Big Survivor Camp'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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United States of America
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Joanne Applegate
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2001
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Hewson's Beauty Parlour

Hewson's Beauty Parlour

Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Cartoon of John Hewson playing pin the tail on the donkey

Cartoon of John Hewson playing pin the tail on the donkey

Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1991
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Cartoon titled 'Stan Howard'.

Cartoon titled 'Stan Howard'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Cactus Island
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2001
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How Economic Rationalism Works

How Economic Rationalism Works

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Patrick Cook
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1998
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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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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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Ballot box poised to bite back

Ballot box poised to bite back

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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1997
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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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'Preamble' or 'What's that song that says it all?'

'Preamble' or 'What's that song that says it all?'

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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