Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ART28295
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 58.1 x 44.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description ink on card
Maker Hetherington, Norman Frederick
Place made Australia
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Composite drawing of six individual cartoons making light of military life; inscribed: (upper right) - "Hey Bugler, can you tell me where the "Last Post" is? - I've come to paint it. (upper left) - "It's alright Bill - we're just going to swat that fly on your back." (lower left) - "Great idea, this parachute - softens the bumps"(middle right) - "Come to think of it - I did do some washing this afternoon: (lower right) - "Just try this one for size!". This illustration was likely submitted to an AIF publication during the Second World War. Norman Frederick Hetherington OAM (1921 - 2010) was an Australian artist, teacher, cartoonist (known as "Heth"), puppeteer, and puppet designer. He is best remembered as the creator of Mr. Squiggle, one of Australia's longest running children's shows. Born in Sydney, he contributed his first cartoon to 'The Bulletin' while still at highschool and he stuided art at the East Sydney Technical College in the late 1930's. Hetherington joined the Bulletin full time after war service, alongside the likes of Norman Lindsay. During the Second World War, he served with the First Australian Army Entertainment Unit in Dutch New Guinea, New Guinea, New Britain, and in the Torres Strait Islands.