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Cartoon depicting various contemporary events

1988.0014.0002

Cartoon depicting various contemporary events

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Description

The cartoon sums up the events of 1981, including a nuclear ship visiting Sydney via Melbourne, a flu virus outbreak, the increasing popularity of IVF programmes.

Physical description

Black and white cartoon with several 'vignettes', depicting various contemporary events. The cartoon is headed: 'TO SUM UP'. An example is: the prediction: 'In-vitro fertilisation could cost 1,000 more'. Underneath, a couple looks into a large test-tube containing a baby, saying: 'I guess all we can do is window shop'.

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