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Cartoons of the Moment - Australia's Prime Minister Delights at the Empire, c1916

This black-and-white clip shows an animated cartoon of Billy Hughes, the Australian prime minister, ending Australia's trade relationship with Germany and Austria during the First World War. A gloved hand adds details to a cut out of Hughes' head and shoulders in profile and the hat on his head. The words 'WHAT BILLY HUGHES ...


Cartoons of the Moment - Miss Australasia, c1914: Allied apparel

This black-and-white clip shows a sketch of a woman in smart daywear with accessories and comments on the changed buying habits of Australian women during wartime. After the animated title the cartoonist is shown in his study. He responds to something he reads in a newspaper and the film cuts to his sketch. As the sketch ...


Cartoons of the Moment - Crown Prince of Death, c1915: The First World War in cartoons

This black-and-white clip shows three animated political cartoons being created by Harry Julius during the First World War (1914-18). In the first sequence, Julius enters his office, opens and scans a newspaper before beginning to draw. Then his sketches appear, each accompanied by explanatory captions. Simple animation ...


Cartoons of the Moment - Economy in Germany, c1914

This black-and-white sequence of three cartoons uses cut-out figures, simple animation and captions to comment on Germany's struggling wartime economy. The clip is introduced by the title 'Cartoons of the Moment' and a scene of Harry Julius drawing at an easel on the beach with children watching. The cartoons show first ...