The uncomfortable history of religion in New Zealand cartoons

Last week the NZ Cartoon Archive at Wellington’s Alexander Turnbull Library published Mike Grimshaw’s Bishops, Boozers, Brethren & Burkas, which looks at religion in New Zealand through the eyes of the country’s cartoonists from the 1860s to the present day.

Grimshaw’s book shows that the events of 15 March in Christchurch were not simply an appalling aberration.

The cry of ‘This Is Not Us’ was heartfelt but much more hope than reality. Continue reading

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