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World Environment Congress

2003.0034.0133

World Environment Congress

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Physical description

Political cartoon with "Moir" signature written in the bottom right hand corner. Hand drawn in black ink and texta, and black pencil shading, it is drawn on to cardboard. The depicts a man standing on top of the world. He wears a star studded and strip hat, a jacket with a star studded collar, tie hat and cuffs, that resemble the US flag. His pants and hat are striped. Inside of his right side pocket or proper left, is a miniature John Howard. Both figure in the cartoon have out stretched arms and are making peace signs with both fingers. Artist's notes on the reverse read: "2002/ WORLD ENVIRONMENT CONGRESS/ AUST FOLLOWS U.S. IN THUMBING/ NOSE AT WORLD".

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 220 original editorial cartoons drawn by Alan Moir and published in the Sydney Morning Herald from 1986-2003. 58 of the cartoons are from Moir's popular series entitled "Little Caesar" which is published in the Saturday edition of the paper.

This collection provides an overview of the work of one of Australia's leading political cartoonists, Alan Moir. Moir is the editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald and has also worked for The Bulletin and Courier Mail. The collection documents the twists and turns of Federal politics from 1986 to 2003. The prime ministerships of Hawke, Keating and Howard all reviewed through Moir's satirical gaze. Major issues covered include the economy, international relations, the introduction of the GST, corporate collapses, the Bali bombing and the second Gulf War.

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