Saltbush Bill. Cartoon Fun on the Farm. 20 numbers including the first number. Eric Jolliffe.
Saltbush Bill. Cartoon Fun on the Farm. 20 numbers including the first number.

Saltbush Bill. Cartoon Fun on the Farm. 20 numbers including the first number.

Woolloomooloo: Sungravure Ltd., c 1940s. Wraps. Twenty numbers of the wonderfully illustrated cartoons on "bushies" (white settlers of the outback), now politically incorrect, by Eric Jolliffe (1907 - 2001), the British born painter and cartoonist who emigrated to Perth in 1911.

Jolliffe became acquainted with bushies and indigenous Australians when we worked as a camouflage artist with the R.A.A.F. during W.W.II in the Northern Territory. He was admired by both Aborigines and bushies; Jolliffe used the harsh circumstances of bush life to make his visual jokes and observations. Many of the cartoons need no captions.

The run includes the following numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 32, 35, 36, and 42.

Oblong 8vo, each issue approximately 47 pp, staplebound. In the original color illustrated wrappers. Five issues chipped and ruffled at spines; Number 2 loose in wrappers, wrappers chipped with some old sticky tape repairs on rear wrapper. Trove 3930921 at 7 libraries. Good condition. Item #25583

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