Story: Rural mythologies

Farmer Brian

Farmer Brian

Brian Talboys was minister of external trade in the National government of the late 1970s. This cartoon refers to the difficulties New Zealand faced in trying to sell dairy products to its traditional British market once the United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (EEC), and suggests that getting concessions from the EEC was like milking a bull.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-124-012
Cartoon by Malcolm Evans

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Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Urban culture takes over, 1975 on', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/20329/farmer-brian (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008