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Scales, Sydney Ernest, 1916-2003 :Watt's cooking? Sterling crisis plans. Double, double toil and trouble ... 6 March 1952

Reference Number: E-549-q-05-110

The Prime Minister, Sid Holland, as one of the three weird sisters from Macbeth, blowing up the fire under a cauldron labelled 'Stirling crisis plans', while is it stirred by the second sister, Jack Watts, Minister of Industries and Commerce and watched over by the third sister, Keith Holyoake, Minister of Agriculture and of Marketing. A parody of the relevant lines from Macbeth reads 'Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble / Fire burn and cauldron bubble / Portion of importers' cake / In the cauldron boil and bake / Export figures from a cow / Beads of sweat from farmer's brow / Promises all glib and neat / For a charm of powerful trouble / Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble'.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to Jack Thomas Watts, Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, Sydney Ernest Scales, Sir Sidney George Holland, Macbeth (play by Shakespeare), Economic policy, International finance and Witches.

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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