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Matilda collection [picture]
Bib ID 2007096
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description 1981-1993 
ca. 270 cartoons, ca. 360 photographs, 2 sculptures, ca. 6 posters. 
Summary

In 2002 the National Library of Australia acquired the Matilda collection, including approximately 820 items, 250 original cartoons, sketches and 350 photographs published in the twelve issues of the satricial Matilda magazine, from March 1985 to June 1986. Matilda captured the public opinion of the political and social events of the consumerism driven 1980s, with irreverence for which the magazine became renowned. Matilda attracted sixteen defamation writs from outraged politicians, judges and bereaucrats which eventually resulted in the demise of the magazine. The editor of Matilda, Robbie Swan was assisted by the publisher Roger Lilford and Richard Refshauge, Phillip Adams and Rick Farley while contributors included Germaine Greer, Richard Neville and Barry Humphries. Other contributors included cartoonists Michael Leunig, David Coombe, Bill Leak, Geoff Pryor, Bruce Petty, Alan Moir, Bill Farr, Peter Fairlie and Geoffrey Atherden. Photographers John Ogden, Bruce Postle, Bill Errington, Huw Davies, Peter Morris, Lorrie Graham, Nic Ellis, Peter Solness, Michael Bowers and Rennie Ellis.

In addition to the cartoons and photographs published in the journal, the collection also includes many unpublished images, printer's proofs, advertising copy, page mock-ups, two sculptures, copies of the cover pages mounted on particle board and other promotional material.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on information from acquisition documentation.

PIC/3663 LOC Drawer PIC/3663 copy Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-145369235

Related Material Records of the Matilda magazine Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscript collection MS Acc00/171, MS Acc02/275, MS Acc06/125. 
Source of Acquisition Purchased from Robbie Swan, 2000. 
Has Sub-series

Has subcollection: Matilda collection of printers' proofs, page mock-ups, advertising and copies, 1981-1993

Has subcollection: Negatives and copies for Matilda advertisements and page layouts, 1981-1993

Has subcollection: Nick Greiner's ministry of silly walks, ca. 1984

Has subcollection: Cartoons, photographs and posters from the Matilda collection, 1982-1997

Subjects Australian wit and humor -- Photographs.  |  Satire, Australian -- Photographs.  |  Political satire, Australian -- Photographs.
Also Titled

Matilda (Canberra, A.C.T.)

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Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC/3663 LOC Drawer PIC/3663
Status: Available
 
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Call Number: PIC Box PIC/3663 #PIC/3663
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Call Number: PIC Row 65/1/7 #A40010422
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Call Number: PIC Row 65/1/7 #A40010414
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Call Number: PIC Drawer 9561 #PIC/3663
Status: PIC Drawer 9561-9570 3663/7 Overdue - 27-01-2020
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC/3663 LOC Cold store PIC MAT
Status: Available
Details Collect From
PIC Box PIC/3663 #PIC/3663 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Drawer 9561 #PIC/3663 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Row 65/1/7 #A40010414 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Row 65/1/7 #A40010422 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC/3663 LOC Drawer PIC/3663 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC/3663 LOC Cold store PIC MAT Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required

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