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Minhinnick, Gordon, 1902-1992 :Life gets teejus, don't it! Auckland herald, 15 November 1951

Reference Number: E-549-q-05-056

The Prime Minister, Sid Holland, seated on the steps of Parliament at the foot of two large columns, a broken door behind him. A broken and leaking roof is allowing rain to pour onto his hat, he is attempting to play an accordion and a dog, marked Parliament, is howling at his side. He is singing 'The tin roof leaks and the chimney leans / Thar's a hole in the seat of my ole blue jeans / And I've ate the last of pork 'n beans / Just can't depend on nuthin'! - Radio hit. A newsclipping on the left is headed 'Parliament's leaky roofs. New million pound wing only alternative'. Suggests that the Prime Minister needs to busk to raise money for repairs to Parliament.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to Sir Gordon Edward George Minhinnick, Sir Sidney George Holland, Auckland Herald (Newspaper), Molesworth Street, Prime ministers, Roofs, Ruined buildings, Parliament buildings, Piano accordions and Street entertainers.

Part of:
[Various cartoonists] :[One folder of cartoon clippings from various New Zealand newspapers. 3 September 1951 - 30 May 1952.], Reference Number E-549-q-05 (4 digitised items)
[Various cartoonists including Sir Gordon Minhinnick 1902-1992] :[Newspaper clippings of cartoons from New Zealand newspapers. 15 December 1948 to 5 September 1972.], Reference Number E-549-q (60 digitised items)

Extent: 1 newspaper clippingsNewspaper clipping. Art works

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