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Heath, Eric Walmsely, 1923- :The minister of Railways, Mr McLachlan, has turned down Sir Basil Arthur's plea to reprieve condemned railway carriages being demolished at Marton. 9 December 1977.

Reference Number: C-133-022

The cartoon shows a beaten up New Zealand Railways train riding on tracks that are falling apart. Tied to the back of the train is Sir Basil Arthur. In the corner of the cartoon the cartoonist has drawn himself commenting on the plea of Sir Basil. Refers to the poor state of the New Zealand Railways trains that Sir Basil was trying to save from being demolished.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to Sir Basil Malcolm Arthur, Colin Campbell Alexander McLachlan, The Dominion (Newspaper. 1907-2002), New Zealand Railways, Marton, Railways - Trains and New Zealand - Politics and government.

Part of:
Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- :One folder of original cartoons donated for the New Zealand Cartoon Archive auction. [1973-1992]., Reference Number C-133-010/040 (14 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink on paper, 640 x 500mm.. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photocopies in ringbinders in preference to original.

Other copies available: Photocopy in public folders.

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