Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Cartoon from Me and Gus again

Cartoon from Me and Gus again

In the 1920s Frank Anthony wrote a series of humorous stories about two Taranaki cow-cockies (dairy farmers), whose overambitious plans continually came unstuck. The stories were not successful at the time, possibly because they showed rural life in far from ideal light. However, the book achieved popularity in the 1950s, when it became easier to laugh at country failures. This drawing by Nevile Lodge was the frontispiece in a 1955 sequel to the original Me and Gus.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Me and Gus again. Wellington: Reed, 1955.
Pencil sketch by Nevile Lodge

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Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - The cult of the pioneer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20318/cartoon-from-me-and-gus-again (accessed 25 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008