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Colvin, Neville Maurice, 1918-1991 :Old friends and familiar phrases. [1949-1957].

Reference Number: C-132-891-a

Shows a scene on the steps of Parliament Buildings, Wellington, with members of parliament acting out numerous cliches and hackneyed phrases used by politicians; for example: Standing on dignity, Gentlemen of the Press, the Melting Pot, Hum Bugs, Welfare State, Hon. Member, Points of Order, Senior and Junior Whip, The Man in the Street, Making political capital, Axe to grind, the spectre of The Slump, Political kite-flying, The Backbone of the country, The Will of the People, The Old Grey Mare, The Old Bogey, Labour chasing Management, Bell Book & Candle, Lock Stock and Barrel, Hook Line and Sinker, a Vicious Circle, Fellow Travellers, and Applied Lunacy.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Caricatures, Silver gelatin photoprints and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, Sir Ronald Macmillan Algie, Sir Sidney George Holland, Sir Walter Nash, Wellington City, Politicians, Journalists, New Zealand - Politics and government, Epigrams and Parliament buildings.

Part of:
Colvin, Neville Maurice, 1918-1991 :[Twenty-eight (28) original cartoons, 1940s and 1950s]., Reference Number C-132-864/891 (7 digitised items)

Extent: 1 cartoon bromide(s)Bromide, on paper 333 x 615 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Photocopy in public folders.

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