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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

1996.0011.0002

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

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Physical description

Cartoon book, coloured cover with title 'WALLY AND THE MAJOR BY STAN CROSS' 'A Herald Feature'; image of Wally wrestling on the beach, with the Major and other men and women watching - Wally is upside down supporting himself on his hands and knees; inside are pages of black and white strip cartoons telling stories of Wally and the Major in the army during WW2. Two staples secure the pages together.

Statement of significance

This collection, purchased from a People's Paraphernalia auction, consists of:
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3 Wally and the Major comics

The collection documents:
early examples of the Australian-made campaigns
Stan Cross and the impact he, and the Wally and the Major comic, had on Australia's cartoon heritage

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