Pickering's Cartoon Political pack 1975
This pack by the Australian cartoonist Pickering, was actually made in Hong Kong but it lampoons probably the most sensational, certainly the most contentious moment in Australian political history. The sacking in 1975 of the elected labour Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. by the then Governor General Sir John Kerr. The labour party and supporters were furious, the Liberals were over-joyed and the rest of the population thought it hugely entertaining. You will have to look it up to read the gory details but as is so often the case in these political shenanigans it involved , power, corruption, incompetence and, of course, sex. It also emboldened the republican movement in Australia, who's adherents were incensed. That a governor General, the Queen's non elected supposedly "A" political representative, had the power to remove their nation's democratically elected Prime Minister was completely unacceptable to many. Near mint this, with an informative note, giving information about the characters involved, added by the original owner.