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Truth Illustrated

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten notes, photocopied newspaper clippings, index cards, negatives and photo prints. The handwritten notes, articles and some of the negatives are focused on political illustrations and caricatures. Copy of a ‘Pas’ illustration included. Themes and topics include race relations, the Labour movement and general politics and Australian Truth journalists. The other negatives, along with the photos, focus on the development of Truth and its staff. Those included are: Stan Wrigley, Dave Williams, Jim Mahoney, Rod McMillan, Jack Elliott and Ian Bell. Some photos of Police laboratory work are also included with N. McKay, H. H. Lissette, J. Morrissey and F. Greenstreet. Both the publication and subject matter date ranges are c. 1905-1970.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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