Story: Peacekeeping

Helping the big boys

Helping the big boys

Commenting on New Zealand’s relative influence in world politics, this cartoon was a response to Foreign Minister Don McKinnon’s assertion that election to the United Nations Security Council in 1993 ‘puts us in the 1st XV of international security’. Cartoonist Frank Greenall suggests otherwise, depicting McKinnon, in an All Black jersey, handing out oranges to much larger players, who talk amongst themselves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-032-004
Cartoon by Frank Greenall

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David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - New Zealand’s involvement in peacekeeping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/36072/helping-the-big-boys (accessed 28 September 2022)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015