Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Cartoon of Sid Holland, 1952

Cartoon of Sid Holland, 1952

Sidney Holland was brought up in Christchurch, and was a businessman who managed an engineering firm. However, as leader of the National Party in the 1940s, he decided it would be good for his image if he purchased a farm in North Canterbury. Later, when he was prime minister, he would holiday in a shearer’s cottage on the farm. This cartoon by Sid Scales illustrates how successful Holland was in establishing his identity as a farmer.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-549-q-06-034
Cartoon by Sid Scales

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Rural myth lives on, 1945–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/20323/cartoon-of-sid-holland-1952 (accessed 25 September 2020)

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