The Cartoonist

A family of four (a father in a suit, mother in an apron, older girl and young boy) roll out a very long carpet along a roadway which bears the message: welcome. The mother has a Union Flag in her hat and the father an Australian flag. An observing kangaroo also holds an Australian flag and an observing bird holds both.

The Herald, 18 February 1963

Queen Elizabeth II arrived on her second visit to Australia.

This cartoon is one of many Frith drew throughout his career that features his family. Frith often used himself as the everyman and his family as a typical Australian family. The young boy behind Frith is a caricature of Frith’s son Jeffery.