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Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- :"Squid! I wouldn't give you tuppence for it!" "Wouldn't give it the privilege of spitting on it!" "Ugh! How could anyone in their right mind eat them?" "Course they only sell 'em for the Islanders." "Yetch!!!" 5 March, 1974

Reference Number: C-132-724

There are six frames; in the first five frames various shoppers strolling past a fish shop stop and express their disgust at the sight of a large dripping squid hanging from a hook in the window. Next a news item states that a huge Japanese squid fleet has been seen off our coast and is of great concern. The last frame shows the population screaming its indignation at the Japanese who grin from their squidboat. In the last corner a bearded man (a self-portrait by Eric Heath) tucks into squid with cries of delight. Refers to New Zealanders' general attitude at the time that squid was not worth eating.

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Eric Walmsley Heath, Squids, Fish trade, Stores, Retail, Fisheries and Fishing - Japan.

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Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- :"Squid! I wouldn't give you tuppence for it!" "Wouldn't give it the privilege of spitting on it!" "Ugh! How could anyone in their right mind eat them?" "Course they only sell 'em for the Islanders." "Yetch!!!" 5 March, 1974, Reference Number C-132-724 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink on paper, 510 x 636 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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