A Child’s Guide to Politics what every young Australian wanted to know about politics but was afraid to ask

Hinchliffe, David; McGregor, Cheryl


Place Published: b&w illustrations
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1975
Illustrator: b&w illustrations
Size: 8vo

Very Scarce piece of ‘Dismissal’ memorabilia, being an illustrated satire of the lead-up to the December 13 1975 Australian federal election, significant as following the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government, after which Malcolm Fraser was installed as caretaker PM; Fraser would eventually win the biggest majority government in Australian history; 20 pages of (patently left-leaning) political caricatures accompanied by satirical text, featuring all the protagonists, Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke, Khemlani, Kerr, Joh, etc; produced by David Hinchliffe and Cheryl McGregor – Hinchliffe (who was 19 at the time of publication) would go on to serve as Deputy Mayor of Brisbane, and leader of the Australian Labor Party Caucus, he quit politics in 2011 to pursue his vocation as a visual artist; McGregor went on to a career in journalism; med-heavy tanning to reverse sides of covers, and title page, lighter toning/foxing throughout; wraps heavily foxed, blue biro doodles to rear cover and reverse side of rear cover; wraps half-cm short of top of text block (as per publication); o.w. Good.

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