The Cartoonist

On a stage, Menzies is dressed as a magician. He stands before a wooden box containing two different Sir Garfield Barwicks, lying with their heads sticking out opposite ends. One is labelled Barwick Attorney-General, and one Barwick External Affairs. Menzies holds a saw and is about to saw the two Barwicks in half. A sign in front of them reads The portfolios of Attorney-General and External Affairs may be separated.

The Herald, 4 December 1963

The election over, Menzies contemplated a cabinet reshuffle and Sir Garfield Barwick’s portfolios were thought to be due to split up, although ultimately this did not happen until Barwick retired in 1964.