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Heinrich Hinze (1965-)
Cartoons and display material
Centre for Labour Studies / Department of Gender Work and Social Enquiry

MSS 0135

Biographical Note

David Pope, who always signs his work "Heinrich Hinze", is one of Australia's leading political cartoonists. He began his career drawing cartoons for alternative and union papers in Adelaide, before moving to Canberra where he lives with his wife and children.

From 1985 his cartoons appeared in publications such as the Labour Studies Briefing, Common Cause, The Metalworker, The Socialist, Green Left Weekly, Frontline and Chain Reaction, each beyond the control of industry giants Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer.

For years he relieved as occasional cartoonist on the Canberra Times and by 2000, began working regularly on its Sunday Times. His work has also appeared in the National Museum of Australia's annual political cartoon exhibition at Old Parliament House and in 1998 he became the first freelance cartoonist ever to be listed as a finalist for the Walkley Award for best cartoon, with The ‘FU' Holden Howard.

Pope has published three anthologies through his own Scratch! Media and his website provides an archive of his recent political cartoons, including those on industrial relations and international current affairs. His work has also appeared in the annual Scribe series Best Australian Political Cartoons.

Adapted from Design & Art Australia Online


Contents Listing

The following items were transferred from the University of Adelaide's Department of Gender Work and Social Enquiry when the department was relocated in June 2007.

Series 1. Original cartoons by Heinrich Hinze on labour issues

  • 6 cartoons 20x27 cm, mounted in mats
  • 2 cartoons 42x30 cm, mounted on board [in Map Cabinet]
  • 2 cartoons 53x39 cm, mounted on board [in Map Cabinet]
  • Also copy of ‘The fish John West reject / cartoons by Heinrich Hinze (Dickson, ACT: Scratch! Media, 1995)

Series 2: Other display material

  • 2 unidentified photographs
  • Small poster (laminated) re ‘The architecture of everyday life: transforming Iranian migrant identities through domestic practices’ (Dept of Gender Work and Social Enquiry)
  • Poster for ‘Women & Labour Conference’ (3rd: Adelaide, 1982) [in Map Cabinet]
  • Posters: Heavy Rock: a 23 minute video on Health and Safety in the quarrying industry [video not included]; Breaking New Ground: Health and Safety training for SA Mines and Quarries. Funded by The Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee. Centre for Labour Studies [in Map Cabinet]


Revised 22 October 2014
Lee Hayes 


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