Series 273 - Pacific cartoons and newsletters

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Pacific cartoons and newsletters


  • 1989 - 1991 (Creation)

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11 editions of the newsletter Our World Too, 38 cartoons

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(1948 -)

Biographical history

Colin Macpherson worked as a curriculum and assessment specialist in the Curriculum Development Unit of the Western Samoan Department of Education in 1989. He edited the monthly magazine Our World Too, an educational resource for secondary students. The magazine was distributed to every government secondary school in Samoa from 1989-1991. Macpherson was also a cartoonist, his illustrations appeared in the Our World Too magazine and the Samoa Observer.

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Between 1989 and 1991 Macpherson drew the cartoons anonymously for the Samoa Observer. While working for the Department of Education, Western Samoa he created and edited Our World Too, a newsletter for young people in Samoa.


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Newsletters arranged by date, single number system imposed on cartoons

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Conditions governing access

Copyright for the cartoons is held by Macpherson, copyright for the newsletters is held by the Department of Education, Samoa.
Macpherson does not want the material to be available on the Internet, the digital copies held by the ANU Archives is for reference use only.

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Macpherson holds the originals.

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 29 Oct 2007




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