Kōrero: Humour

Charles Thatcher, 1855

Charles Thatcher, 1855

This painting shows the inimitable Charles Thatcher, New Zealand's first nationally known humorist, in full cry. In between his several tours of New Zealand, Thatcher performed his comic songs at goldfields in Australia. Here, he is on stage in the Charlie Napier Hotel, Ballarat, in 1855.

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National Library of Australia
Reference: nla.pic-an2376957
Watercolour by Samuel Thomas Gill, 1855

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Caroline Harker, 'Humour - The origins of Kiwi humour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/37520/charles-thatcher-1855 (accessed 30 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Caroline Harker, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013