April 09, 2014
Racists cartoons scrutinised
Representations of Maori will be in the spotlight at a symposium at Auckland University next month.
Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures will look at satirical and humorous drawing and what it says about prevailing attitudes.
Paul Diamond, the Maori curator at the Alexander Turnbull Library, will share his research on the changing portrayal of Maori in cartoons from 1930 to 1990.
Cartoon historian Ian F.Grant, the founder of the NZ Cartoon Archive, will examine over a 100 years of cartoons in New Zealand to reveal the high level of racism that operated.
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