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Riding the polls. 28 August 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000112

Before us is a fairground scene depicting a quaint old-fashioned merry-go-round with animals on which the children can ride; around the top of the merry-go-round are the words '2005 Merry-go-round'. However the riders in this case are not children but various political party members who appear not to be particularly enjoying the fun, in spite of the music. On a giant Mickey Mouse sits Prime Minister, Helen Clark, looking very grim; she is followed by National Leader, Don Brash, riding an elephant and glinting enigmatically behind his spectacles; then comes Leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters on a demented-looking rabbit and behind him are the two co-leaders of the Green Party, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donaldson. Refers to the rather rough up and down ride the parties are getting in the polls in the run up to the election.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Garrick Tremain, Dr Donald Thomas Brash, Jeanette Mary Fitzsimons, Rodney David Donald, Rt Hon Winston Raymond Peters, Otago Daily Times (Newspaper), Merry-go-rounds, Public opinion polls, Politicians and Elections.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1127 x 875. Single art work

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