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Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons 2004 was drawn from the Museum's annual political cartooning competition. Now in its eighth year, this competition has generated a series of exhibitions and provided a lasting record of Australian politics over the last decade.

Behind the Lines 2004 was originally on show at the National Museum of Australia in 2005. The exhibition also toured nationally.

Introduction to 2004 cartoons

A reflection on 2004 as seen through the cartoons included in Behind the Lines.

Introduction to 2004 cartoons

Explore 2004 cartoons

Leaders This collection of cartoons looks at some of our major political figures.
News of the day Explore how cartoonists responded to the main news stories of 2004.
War Discover how cartoonists criticised the war on Iraq which dominated the news.
Free Trade Agreement See how cartoonists raised questions about the benefits of the partnership.
Let the people decide Explore how the cartoonists covered the campaign trail of the 2004 election.
The day after Discover the cartoons published in the days after the election.
Tsunami Explore how cartoonists responded to this natural disaster.
Latham See the cartoon coverage of Mark Latham's political rise and fall.
The Canberra season was proudly sponsored by Acumen Alliance


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