Ned Wallish

Ned Wallish

Edward Albert "Ned" Wallish was born and raised close to the Caulfield racecourse - a venue he was to frequent daily for many years both as a racing enthusiast and one of the many professional footrunners who used the coursee as their training headquarters.

Educated at Caulfield North Central School and Scotch College his achievements were sporting rather than academic. Following many years in Administration with CSIRO, he was appointed by the Government as Secretary of the Greyhound Racing Control Board of Victoria serving for 13 years as either Secretary or Chief Executive.

He was the Board's nominee on the Bookmakers' and Bookmakers' Clerks' Registration Committee and was also the Executive Officer of the Victorian Bookmakers' Association Limited.

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John Frith

John Frith

For more than sixty years John Frith entertained Australians with his powerful and insightful cartoons. Frith stripped back the layers of national and international events, exposing their complexities in a simple and humorous way. Frith was also a skilled caricaturist, and drew upon his large repertoire of characters to present a sharp and revealing interpretation of Australian politics and life.

John Frith was born in London in 1906 and discovered his talent for caricature at boarding school. In exchange for extra rations of jam and bread he would sell drawings of schoolmasters to his peers - a practice which was frequently rewarded with the strap! It was not until 1929 that Frith was to receive monetary payment for his art work.

In that year he arrived in Sydney and was fortunate to obtain a job with The Bulletin despite the massive unemployment throughout the country during the Depression.

For the next 15 years Frith worked with the greats of the Australian cartooning fraternity, such as Norman Lindsay and Ted Scorfield. Having established his reputation, Frith went on to become the first daily cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald. He concluded his newspaper career with Melbourne's Herald, retiring in 1969. Into his eighties and with failing eyesight, Frith continued to caricature many of the significant personalities of the 1970s and 1980s. John Frith died in Melbourne on 21 September 2000.

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