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'Portonian' cartoons

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 300

Scope and Contents

A large folio volume of pasted in satirical cartoons relating to South Australia. The cartoons are titled at the top 'Portonian', and have captions below the image. Many of the pictures are numbered and dated. The volume includes a satirical annual diary with a cartoon in the centre, 4 December 1875, and a plan of the city of Adelaide 'compiled and published by the proprietors, Frearson and Brother, Adelaide, 1874', which was a supplement to the 'Portonian', 13 March 1875. The volume is accompanied by a note describing its contents.


  • Creation: 1872 - 1879

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Biographical / Historical

The 'Portonian', a satirical cartoon series, was published in South Australia, 1871-1879.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The spine of the volume is broken and the cover has become detached.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by J.S. O'Halloran Esq., C.M.G., December 1908.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


The 'Portonian'

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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