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Cartoon titled 'Temptation Big Survivor Camp'.


Cartoon titled 'Temptation Big Survivor Camp'.

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Physical description

A painted colour cartoon on card entitled 'Temptation Big Survivor Camp'. The cartoon features caricatures of five politicians Kim Beazley, Peter Costello, John Howard, Andrew Downer and Pauline Hanson standing on yellow ground with a palm tree and a sun with a face and glasses in the background. Mr Howard wears a collar and tie, and a blue apron that reads 'GST', with green knee high socks and sandals. At the left of the picture is a sign painted black with multicoloured words reading 'TEMPTATION BIG / SURVIVOR CAMP'.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 150 political cartoons collected under the auspices of the National Museum's 2001 National political Humour Competition. There are 41 different artists represented in the collection including Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Geoff Pryor, Cathy Wilcox, Sean Leahy, Bruce Petty, Dean Alston and Ward O'Neil. The cartoons provide a satirical record of the major events and personalities in Australian politics in 2001. Major topics addressed within the collection include the 2001 election, asylum seekers (including the Tampa controversy) and the war in Afghanistan. There are examples from all major metropolitan newspapers as well as material from regional publications. There are traditional black and white editorial and pocket cartoons as well as colour illustrations and caricatures. Taken together the collection provides an archive of Australian political events in 2001 and demonstrate the quality of Australian cartooning and illustration.

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