Story: Cartooning

Lodge Laughs – rugby, racing and beer

Nevile Lodge contributed his 'Lodge Laughs' cartoons to the Evening Post from 1947 to 1988. While he often dealt with political events, Lodge Laughs were best known for their commentary on New Zealand society. Lodge was particularly adept at portraying the 'rugby, racing and beer' culture of the late 1940s to 1960s, as shown in this cartoon on the 'six o'clock swill'. In the accompanying sound clip Lodge discusses his cartooning work processes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-154-127
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Interview with Nevile Lodge, 1961/Reference number ID 38796)

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How to cite this page:

Ian F. Grant, 'Cartooning - Cartooning from 1950 – a changing society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/41739/lodge-laughs-rugby-racing-and-beer (accessed 22 February 2019)

Story by Ian F. Grant, published 22 Oct 2014