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On making a replacement.

Sir Robert Menzies had served Australia as Liberal Prime Minister for 17 years from 1949 until 1966. The cartoon was published the day that Billy Snedden lost the Leadership of the Liberal Party which he had led since December 2nd, 1972.

Other contenders besides Snedden were Jim Killen, Phillip Lynch, Andrew Peacock and Malcolm Fraser. Malcolm Fraser became the next leader and later in the year became Prime Minister of Australia. He held the position until 1983.