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Choate, Francis Desmond, 1916-2001 :Ah! Now that we're getting a new chair, maybe we'll get a new roof! Mr Speaker's new chair will be presented to the house tomorrow afternoon - News. Auckland Star, 19 November 1951

Reference Number: E-549-q-05-060

A large padded chair with the New Zealand coat of arms on its back, sitting in a room, with pots and pans on the floor to catch leaks, a large umbrella over its top. A label on one arm reads 'Not to be sat on till after lunch on Tuesday'. The debating chamber can be seen through a door to the right, with Members of Parliament sheltering under umbrellas. Refers to a serious problem with a badly leaking roof in Parliament.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to Auckland Star (Newspaper. 1887-1991), Francis Desmond Choate, Parliament Buildings (Wellington), Molesworth Street, Roofs, Ruined buildings, New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives - Speakers, Parliament buildings and Chairs.

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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