In 1958 Labour Minister of Finance Arnold Nordmeyer released a Budget that raised the price of petrol, beer and cigarettes. This was widely unpopular and became known as the 'Black Budget'. This 1958 cartoon shows Nordmeyer as a garage attendant supplying 'Nordiegas' to an enraged farmer. Prime Minister Walter Nash, who was often out of the country in this period, stands alongside eating acid drops, a favourite sweet.
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