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Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- :Wanganui printout. Ministry of ... I see Ridley's on the computer for flogging a Departmental ball point! [1983 or 1984].

Reference Number: B-144-312

A public servant seated at his desk, about to shoot himself as he looks at a printout from the Wanganui computer. On the door to his office is written Ministry of, followed by an illegible word (to indicate that this is a Government department) while two fellow-workers discuss the reason for the man's despair - he is recorded as having stolen a ball-point pen. Refers to the trivial nature of much of the information retained on the Wanganui-based database on New Zealanders shared by the Police and the Government Communications Security Board and to the ordinary citizen's concern about the information held.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Wanganui Computer Centre, New Zealand Police, Burglary, Administrative agencies, Suicide, Security systems and Security classification (Government documents).

Part of:
Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- :[Cartoons for the "Dominion" concerning the law, police and crime. [1983-1984]., Reference Number B-144-302/315 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink on paper, approximately 420 x 500 mm.. Horizontal imageArt works

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