Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Footrot Flats

Another sign of urban New Zealanders’ willingness to make fun of rural New Zealand came with Murray Ball’s cartoon strip, Footrot flats. The cartoons featured a dog (named ‘Dog’), and a farmer, Wal, who dressed like Fred Dagg in a black singlet and gumboots. Murray Ball, like John Clarke, was from Manawatū.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: J-045-004
Cartoon by Murray Ball

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Urban culture takes over, 1975 on', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/20333/footrot-flats (accessed 26 September 2020)

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