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Collection of 74 original cartoons and 1 copy photograph of a cartoon, supplied to the Taranaki Daily News for printing from 1962 to 1967. The subject matter of the cartoons mostly refers to local issues. Some have additional captions noted on the rear of the cartoon.
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Cartoon about a newly appointed Programme Officer called Mike at 2XP radio station in New Plymouth. It features five frames and focusses on Mike's interactions with various other 2XP staff. The cartoon is drawn on the back of an auto-cue programme dating from June 1967.
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Small sepia ink sketch - birds-eye view of New Plymouth, Sugar Loaves and Mt Eliot from the present site [1995] of New World Supermarket. Below image reads:- "New Plymouth N.Z. / From Camp of 40th Reg.t. in Poverty Square, 12 June 1860" and "John F(?) Rees (Lieut 40th Reg.t.) in lower right corner - below which is "Lt 40th Reg.t." in black ink. Below main text (in black ink) is "Presented by W.F. Gordon".
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Cartoon about 2XP radio station in New Plymouth. The cartoon features Howard Gough, manager of the Programming Department, trying to get three employees to catalogue the new records. Gough is wheeling in a wheelbarrow full of cards and outlines to his employees what he would like them to do. The three employees are lounging behind desks and are making dismissive comments.
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Ink and pencil sketch of 'Port Alma' docked at the wharf in Moturoa. A number of figures are pictured standing on the wharf on the left of the image. 'Port Alma' was built in 1928 after WWI for the New Zealand-Britain trade. 'Port Alma' carried the first cargo of chilled beef from New Zealand when she sailed from Wellington for London in 1933.
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Twelve episodes from Graham Kirk's comic strip "The Stone of Glotte". The comic strip centres around a magical rock known as the Glottestone and a cast of Kirk-invented characters including reporter Dick Sargeson and evil herbicide baron Jeremy Hodgekiss. "The Stone of Glotte" was the second storyline in Kirk's Dick Sargeson comic series. It ran in "The Listener" magazine for roughly 70 episodes in the mid 1980s. The pages document the first stage of Kirk's comic strip making process and consist of hand-drawn figures and text with some photocopied elements. The pages feature several icon Taranaki landmarks and locations including the White Hart Hotel and the Hawera Water Tower.
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