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Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :Cor! Pretending's no good - next time I'll have to be fair dinkum! 1959.

Reference Number: B-133-055

The cartoon has two images. The upper image shows an All Black dressed with a 'rugby crown' and a cloak with a crowd of supporters behind him. One of the crowd represents the N. Z. R. F. U., one represents rugby addicts, one represents the selectors. A British Isles player is opposite him and has just thrown down a gauntlet at his feet as a challenge. The All Black says, 'Gadzooks! a royal pretender!' The lower image shows the All Black in triumph, still wearing the crown. The crowd is jubilant. The British Isles player is lying defeated on the ground realising that 'pretending is no good' (against the All Blacks). In the background the score board reads, British Isles 17 - New Zealand 18. Refers to a rugby match between the British Isles (Lions) and the All Blacks and the strength of the All Blacks in world rugby.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary), related to New Zealand Rugby Football Union, British and Irish Lions (Rugby team), All Blacks (Rugby team) and Rugby Union football.

Part of:
Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :[Undated cartoons (some from the 1970s) and cartoons from the 1950s], Reference Number B-133-015/063 (48 digitised items)
Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :[Archive of original cartoons for the Evening Post and Sports Post, 1941 to 1988], Reference Number B-133/138 (242 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink on paper, 310 x 480 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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