Stop laughing, this is serious

Australia, 1967

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A survey of the Australian newspaper cartoon tradition from the 1880’s up to the late 1960’s. Shows many examples of Australian artists’ work, some of which are famous throughout the world. Today’s cartoonists: Emile Mercier, George Molnar, Bruce Petty and Les Tanner discuss their work, struggles and aspirations. Narrated by Frank Legg, music by Don Burrows.



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Australian Broadcasting Commission






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