Witchetty's Tribe. Aboriginal Cartoon Fun. 20 numbers including the first number, spelled "Wichetty's Tribe" Eric Jolliffe.
Witchetty's Tribe. Aboriginal Cartoon Fun. 20 numbers including the first number, spelled "Wichetty's Tribe"

Witchetty's Tribe. Aboriginal Cartoon Fun. 20 numbers including the first number, spelled "Wichetty's Tribe"

Sydney: Sungravure Ltd., Late 1940s - 1950s. Wraps. Nineteen numbers of the wonderfully illustrated cartoons on Aborigines, now politically incorrect, by Eric Jolliffe (1907 - 2001), the British born painter and cartoonist who emigrated to Perth in 1911.

Jolliffe became acquainted with indigenous Australians in the Kimberley and Arnhem Land when we worked as a camouflage artist with the R.A.A.F. during W.W.II. He was admired by both Aborigines and later Australians; Jolliffe used the jarring incongruity of Aborigines' lives seen from a western perspective to make his visual jokes and observations. Many of the cartoons need no captions.

The run includes the following numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30 (2 copies), 31, 33, and 35.

Oblong 8vo, each issue approximately 47 pp, staplebound. In the original color illustrated wrappers. Six issues chipped and ruffled at spines. We found no record of the first number on Trove (Trove 57928408 locates Number 2 at the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Studies). Good condition. Item #25580

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