The Cartoonist

Arthur Calwell is shown as a bushwalker with a backpack labelled Labor election hopes. A guide (Frith) is showing him a sign reading Nationalisation dead-end, which points over a cliff.
There’s no future that way, Arthur!

The Herald, 31 July 1963

The ALP had a longstanding policy of nationalisation (the government taking control of major industries) which The Herald, along with many in the community, considered an outmoded concept. This cartoon makes this point in the lead-up to a general election.