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'News. Tongan king George Tupou V has London tailors fashioning robes for his $4m celebrity coronation bash...' "...and how big would you like the pockets, your majesty?" "Enormous thanks... big enough to take the aid upon which we are so dependent!" 8 Ma

Reference Number: DCDL-0006420

Shows King George Tupou V of Tonga being measured for his coronation robes by a London tailor. When the tailor asks the king how big he would like the pockets, the king says that they need to be big enough to take the aid upon which they are so dependent. Refers to the extravagant coronation ceremony about to take place in Tonga, a country dependent on foreign aid.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to King of Tonga Siaosi Taufa'ahau Manumataungo Tuku'aho Tupou V, Tonga, Extravagance, Coronations - Tonga, Tailors and Tonga - Kings and rulers.

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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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