Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Explore sets

Objects

Image Title and collection What Where Who When
Seriously Though...

Seriously Though...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Alan Moir
Apply Mr Alan Moir filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Cartoon titled 'Rough End of the Pineapple'.

Cartoon titled 'Rough End of the Pineapple'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Ross Bateup
Apply Ross Bateup filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Jobs. Howard goes for broke

Jobs. Howard goes for broke

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1996
Apply 1996 filter
Cartoon titled 'Borderline Case'.

Cartoon titled 'Borderline Case'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr Steven Moore
Apply Mr Steven Moore filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Cartoon titled 'Australia's Goodwill Games'.

Cartoon titled 'Australia's Goodwill Games'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr Sean Leahy
Apply Mr Sean Leahy filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Cartoon titled 'Where Do You Want This?'

Cartoon titled 'Where Do You Want This?'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr John Allison
Apply Mr John Allison filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
But Seriously Though!

But Seriously Though!

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr Geoff Pryor
Apply Mr Geoff Pryor filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Senator Alston Eating Lunch

Senator Alston Eating Lunch

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Apply Ballarat, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr John Ditchburn
Apply Mr John Ditchburn filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
A Serve of Lamb

A Serve of Lamb

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mackay, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Harry Bruce
Apply Mr Harry Bruce filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Cartoon depicting a middle-aged couple in their kitchen at breakfast time

Cartoon depicting a middle-aged couple in their kitchen at b...

Clarrie King collection
Apply Clarrie King collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Clarrie King
Apply Mr Clarrie King filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
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...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Federal labor party caucus today unanimously agreed on a half senate election on December 13...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Loan Service

Loan Service

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr John Allison
Apply Mr John Allison filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Ballot Box Targets

Ballot Box Targets

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Sturt Krygsman
Apply Mr Sturt Krygsman filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Cartoon of Malcolm Fraser at a microphone saying, 'Ours is A PARTY OF GROWTH...

Cartoon of Malcolm Fraser at a microphone saying, 'Ours is A...

Patrick Cook collection
Apply Patrick Cook collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Patrick Cook
Apply Mr Patrick Cook filter
Howard Comes Out

Howard Comes Out

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
White High Gloss Australian history

White High Gloss Australian history

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Heinrich Hinze
Apply Heinrich Hinze filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Oops - Code of conduct

Oops - Code of conduct

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Harry Bruce
Apply Mr Harry Bruce filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

Geoff Hook collection
Apply Geoff Hook collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
Apply Mr Geoffrey R. Hook filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Prime Minister Mr Gough Whitlam, today spent 15 mins with the Governor General, Sir John Kerr...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Appropriation bills, which have now been deferred by the Senate three times...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
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
Apply Warren Brown collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Warren Brown
Apply Mr Warren Brown filter
1991
Apply 1991 filter
Election pamphlet for Neil Brown

Election pamphlet for Neil Brown

Hon Neil Brown collection
Apply Hon Neil Brown collection filter
Pamphlets
Apply Pamphlets filter
Hon Neil Brown
Apply Hon Neil Brown filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The lack of optimism at the meeting producing a breakthrough was strengthened shortly before it began...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'URGENT URGENT, Sacked Canberra Nov 11 - the Governor General Sir John Kerr...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Cartoon titled 'Khaki - The New Beige'.

Cartoon titled 'Khaki - The New Beige'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mark Cornwell
Apply Mark Cornwell filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Minister For Workplace Invasions and Stalled Business

Minister For Workplace Invasions and Stalled Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Heinrich Hinze
Apply Heinrich Hinze filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
'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
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mark Cornwall
Apply Mark Cornwall filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
I'll wind for Health Funds

I'll wind for Health Funds

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
None of Your Business

None of Your Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Cathy Wilcox
Apply Ms Cathy Wilcox filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Tax Cuts

Tax Cuts

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Bruce Petty
Apply Mr Bruce Petty filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
'Order of the Blowtorch', awarded to Senator Bronwyn Bishop in 1992

'Order of the Blowtorch', awarded to Senator Bronwyn Bishop ...

Bronwyn Bishop collection
Apply Bronwyn Bishop collection filter
Awards
Apply Awards filter
Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Senator Bronwyn Bishop
Apply Senator Bronwyn Bishop filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Mr Fraser was not in the House at the time...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Evolution

Evolution

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr David Pope
Apply Mr David Pope filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
The Australian Women's Weekly presents History in the Making. Australia: Election 1975

The Australian Women's Weekly presents History in the Making...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Magazine inserts
Apply Magazine inserts filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
The Australian Women's Weekly
Apply The Australian Women's Weekly filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Cartoon titled 'Refuse to be Drawn'.

Cartoon titled 'Refuse to be Drawn'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Cactus Island
Apply Cactus Island filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Stone waller

Stone waller

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Harry Bruce
Apply Mr Harry Bruce filter
1996
Apply 1996 filter
Liberal Tax Polecies (sic)

Liberal Tax Polecies (sic)

Lou Dargham collection
Apply Lou Dargham collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Lou Dargham
Apply Mr Lou Dargham filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Comic book titled 'The Calamitious Career of Dictator Bob' published by the Communist Party of Australia

Comic book titled 'The Calamitious Career of Dictator Bob' p...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23 filter
Comic books
Apply Comic books filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Communist Party of Australia
Apply Communist Party of Australia filter
1951
Apply 1951 filter
Poll eyed Johnny

Poll eyed Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr Ian R. Sharpe
Apply Mr Ian R. Sharpe filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Lindsay Foyle
Apply Mr Lindsay Foyle filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
May the Farce Be With You

May the Farce Be With You

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Peter Lewis
Apply Mr Peter Lewis filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Cartoon titled 'Bah Humbug'.

Cartoon titled 'Bah Humbug'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Vincent 'Vince' O'Farrell
Apply Mr Vincent 'Vince' O'Farrell filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Ample scope to cut $4b deficit

Ample scope to cut $4b deficit

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
Cartoon of John Hewson sitting on a chair nursing a large fat 'GST' cat

Cartoon of John Hewson sitting on a chair nursing a large fa...

John Shakespeare collection no. 1
Apply John Shakespeare collection no. 1 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr John Shakespeare
Apply Mr John Shakespeare filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
CHOGM CUBE!

CHOGM CUBE!

Geoff Hook collection
Apply Geoff Hook collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
Apply Mr Geoffrey R. Hook filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Johnny Decorates for Christmas

Johnny Decorates for Christmas

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Andrew Weldon
Apply Mr Andrew Weldon filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Hewson reveals his warm caring side

Jenny Coopes collection
Apply Jenny Coopes collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Jenny Coopes
Apply Ms Jenny Coopes filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Cartoon depicting John Howard with an angel and a devil on either side of him

Cartoon depicting John Howard with an angel and a devil on e...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Steven Moore
Apply Mr Steven Moore filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Poll Shock

Poll Shock

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Andrew Weldon
Apply Mr Andrew Weldon filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
MUA

MUA

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Perth, Western Australia, Australia filter
Mr Dean Alston
Apply Mr Dean Alston filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Dangerous hijacker

Dangerous hijacker

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Harry Bruce
Apply Mr Harry Bruce filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Cartoon titled 'Don't mention the war'.

Cartoon titled 'Don't mention the war'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Matt Golding
Apply Mr Matt Golding filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
ABC Bias

ABC Bias

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Bruce Petty
Apply Mr Bruce Petty filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
A Softer, Gentler Preamble

A Softer, Gentler Preamble

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr David Pope
Apply Mr David Pope filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Victorian Upper House rejected annual Budgets on two occasions...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
Apply Pat Rawlings collection filter
Telegrams
Apply Telegrams filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Australian Associated Press
Apply Australian Associated Press filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Cartoon depicting US President Nixon's head as an American eagle

Cartoon depicting US President Nixon's head as an American e...

Louis Zmak collection
Apply Louis Zmak collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Frank Benier
Apply Frank Benier filter
1961
Apply 1961 filter
Job Security

Job Security

Lou Dargham collection
Apply Lou Dargham collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Lou Dargham
Apply Mr Lou Dargham filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Load more objects