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Cartoon - Ron Tandberg, Makybe Diva & Phar Lap, Colour Ink, 2005 Image Reg. No: HT 8481

This cartoon was produced by Melbourne cartoonist Ron Tandberg for inclusion in The Age newspaper of Wednesday 2nd November, 2005. It was in reaction to the racehorse Makybe Diva winning the 2005 Melbourne Cup on the previous day. It was her third consecutive win of the race; the first time any horse had achieved this feat. The cartoon hints at the comparisons being made in the media, and amongst the general populace, comparing her achievements with those of the champion racehorse of the 1930s Phar Lap, who now resides inside a purpose built showcase at Melbourne Museum.
This drawing is a computer printed version of the scanned original artwork hand drawn by Ron Tandberg on November 1st, 2005. After printing, it was hand coloured by Mr Tandberg and then rescanned and sent via email to the offices of The Age newspaper. The cartoon eventually appeared on the front page of the following day's newspaper.
Rectangular piece of thin white paper containing a printed black illustration of the racehorse Makybe Diva and jockey Glen Baker standing next a glass case containing the mount of Phar Lap. The two horses' noses are touching through the glass. The illustrated has been hand coloured. It is signed in the lower right hand corner.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 29.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, museum history, newspapers, publishing, sport, recreation, racing industry, horses, cartoons, -1, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Handwritten on front: TANDBERG
Format: Drawing: Colour
Artist: Ron Tandberg, 02 Nov 2005
Artist: Mr Ron Tanberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2005
Commissioned By: The Age (Newspaper)
References: `The Age' Newspaper, November 2nd, 2005 (Page 1); http://www.about.theage.com.au/view_profile.asp?intid=859 (Ron Tandberg Profile - copy for files)

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