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The Little Boy from Manly

This little boy is a time honoured image for me. He was originally created at the time of Australia’s Federation by Livingston “Hop” Hopkins, the first cartoonist for the Bulletin Magazine. The Little Boy represented the new nation of Australia, in much the same way as Uncle Sam and John Bull symbolised their respective nations. In each painting he plays out some aspect of Australian experience in the 20th Century.

Click on each image to see the full painting.

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