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Welcome to Geoff "Jeff" Hook's web site. Featuring a twice weekly cartoon, cartoon archives, book details, and other art work, there's plenty to see and you can order, or even commission, an original artwork of your own through the services page.

After over 40 years as an Australian cartoonist, Geoff has now "officially retired" from cartooning and is now devoting all his energies to his painting and sketching, so we will no longer be running current cartoons here on the web site. Don't go away though! We've years' worth of cartoons yet to be shown, so we'll be still running two cartoons a week and while they may not have been drawn yesterday, you will probably note that, perhaps, in the world of politics, not a lot has changed...

The next cartoon will be up on the 25th August with more to follow!

Feature Galleries:

The Whitlam Government. A tribute to one of Australia's most remarkable Prime Ministers. Relive one of the most turbulent times in Australian democracy and a great period of joy for cartoonists! Wonder as years of conservative rule end, thrill as Parliament is first broadcast live on television, despair at the collapse of the Government's finances, and gasp as the Government is dismissed and loses at the polls. Don't miss the Whitlam gallery.
Views of Victoria and Tasmania. A further 27 paintings have been added to the realist art gallery, featuring works from some of Geoff's recent exhibitions. See the gallery here.
 

Australia reflects on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War. Another look back...


 
 

You call that a protest! - 22nd April 1966

The Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt visited Australian soldiers in Vietnam during the Anzac Day period in April. Apart from some regular army officers the young soldiers were conscripted by a ballot system based on the date of birth. The selection was made through a system where a numbered marble was literally drawn out of a barrel.

Conscription was in use in several Western nations supplying troops to support South Vietnam and there was widespread protest in response to the ballot system. In Chicago there had been a protest where demonstrators threw marbles at police on horses and ugly scenes followed.

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