The End of the Joust
The Herald, January 1966
In 1966, following 17 consecutive years of government, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies retired undefeated. He handed over the reigns of government to his protégé, Harold Holt. The Order of the Thistle can be seen on Menzies’ helmet, while his charger’s blanket advertises his appointment as the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. In this cartoon Frith acknowledges his friend’s retirement from politics as Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister.