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Heavier babies

Heavier babies

Playing on a headline that 1955 babies were two pounds (900 grams) heavier than those born in 1925, this cartoon shows the much heavier 1955 baby of ‘government responsibilities’ weighing down the hapless prime minister of the day Sidney Holland.

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Otago Daily Times
Cartoon by Sid Scales

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Post-war taxation – 1950 to 1959', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016