'Portonian' cartoons

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 300
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 volume(s) 1 volume paper

Scope and Content

A large folio volume of pasted in satirical cartoons relating to South Australia. The cartoons are titled at the top 'Portonian', and have captions below the image. Many of the pictures are numbered and dated. The volume includes a satirical annual diary with a cartoon in the centre, 4 December 1875, and a plan of the city of Adelaide 'compiled and published by the proprietors, Frearson and Brother, Adelaide, 1874', which was a supplement to the 'Portonian', 13 March 1875. The volume is accompanied by a note describing its contents.

Administrative / Biographical History

The 'Portonian', a satirical cartoon series, was published in South Australia, 1871-1879.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Presented by J.S. O'Halloran Esq., C.M.G., December 1908.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The spine of the volume is broken and the cover has become detached.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

The 'Portonian'