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Welcome to Geoff "Jeff" Hook's web site. Featuring a twice weekly cartoon, cartoon archives, book details, and other art work, there's plenty to see and you can order, or even commission, an original artwork of your own through the services page.

After over 40 years as an Australian cartoonist, Geoff has now "officially retired" from cartooning and is now devoting all his energies to his painting and sketching, so we will no longer be running current cartoons here on the web site. Don't go away though! We've years' worth of cartoons yet to be shown, so we'll be still running two cartoons a week and while they may not have been drawn yesterday, you will probably note that, perhaps, in the world of politics, not a lot has changed...

We're taking a brief holiday. The next cartoon will be up on 13th July with more to follow!

Feature Galleries:

The Whitlam Government. A tribute to one of Australia's most remarkable Prime Ministers. Relive one of the most turbulent times in Australian democracy and a great period of joy for cartoonists! Wonder as years of conservative rule end, thrill as Parliament is first broadcast live on television, despair at the collapse of the Government's finances, and gasp as the Government is dismissed and loses at the polls. Don't miss the Whitlam gallery.
Views of Victoria and Tasmania. A further 27 paintings have been added to the realist art gallery, featuring works from some of Geoff's recent exhibitions. See the gallery here.

Joan Kirner, Victoria's first female Premier and the only leader to show in the ALP's crisis of 1990, dies after a two year battle with cancer.


An awesome task. - 11th August 1990

Labor parliamentarian Joan Kirner became the first woman Premier of Victoria on August 10 - 1990, taking over at a time when the incumbent state Labor Government was in a great deal of trouble. She was also strong supporter of the Essendon Football Club who were facing the challenges of the season, and became No 1 ticket holder. Essendon made the semi-finals that year but was defeated by Collingwood. The Labor Government, still under Joan Kirner, was defeated by the Liberal Party under Jeff Kennett on the 6th October, 1992.

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