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"Was it hard finally making the apology?" "Nah, cobber... He showed us how to do it!!" 13 February, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0004985

An Australian farmer wearing a black singlet and hat with corks and holding a bottle of beer tells a family of aborigines that it was not hard to make the apology because they were shown how by the crocodile that weeps nearby. Refers to the apology made by Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, 13th February, 2008 to the aborigines of Australia and particularly to the 'lost generation', those children who were taken from their parents to try to integrate them into white society over the period from the late 19th century to well past the mid 20th century. The suggestion is that the apology smacks of 'crocodile tears', that is, is not sincere - a cynical view!

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Kevin Michael Rudd, Australia, Apologizing, Aboriginal Australians, Crocodiles and Farmers.

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; Gray scale (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1118 x 876. Single art work

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