BTW the caricature of Gabbo is quite famous and has been republished a few times.
Sorry about the poor resolution.
This is the last comic strip that I have at the moment but will hopefully acquire a few more in the weeks to come, however it is very time-consuming searching through old newspapers, whether online or on microfilm, just to find these little gems. Of course if I do find them online I then have to reconstruct the cartoons after I download them, just one of the quirks with these things being saved as PDFs. This also explains why they don’t always look perfect when they are publish. (I really have to get some Photoshopping skills!)
Here’s a Wells cartoon from The Age, June 5th 1953, just after Collingwood became the first team to defeat them since round 8 1952. In that period Geelong put together a string of 23 victories in a row. In fact Geelong had been undefeated in 26 matches in a row, due to a draw with Essendon in round 11 1952. Essendon were also the last team to beat the Cats in a match at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground three weeks before that. This unbeaten run is still an AFL record.