Digitised Image

Evans, Malcolm Paul, 1945- :Star turn. [ca 1975-1978].

Reference Number: B-124-027

Shows the Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, singing a song of welcome into New Zealand for reformed Irish terrorists, presumably to the tune of: "If you're Irish, come into the parlour". The venue is the Gumdiggers and Punters Social Club. At the grand piano, scratching his head over the sheet music for "The Policy" is Minister of Immigration Frank Gill.The wording of the song is: "If you're a terrorist, come into New Zealand/ There's a welcome here for you. / If your past be bigotry and hate / No matter what the crime / Drop your bazooka at the gate. / If you come from the rubble of Belfast / Or from Ulster's fiery hue, / We'll have you along, you're gonna like us / If you've stopped bombing, hop on a bus / If you're sorry, this is the place for you".

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Sir Robert David Muldoon, Air Commodore Thomas Francis Gill, Emigration and immigration, Terrorism, Irish - New Zealand and Ireland - Politics and government.

Part of:
Evans, Malcolm Paul, 1945- :Editorial cartoons. [1970-1978]., Reference Number B-124-001/037 (5 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink, pencil, letraset, 275 x 425 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Reportedly published in the New Zealand herald ca 1975-1978.

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