Peter Bromhead

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Peter Bromhead MNZM (born 1933) is a New Zealand commercial interior designer, cartoonist[1] and illustrator.

Bromhead trained as an industrial designer in England and Sweden and migrated to New Zealand in the 1950s.[1] He was the editorial cartoonist for the Auckland Star from 1973 to 1989.[2]

He was made a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit in the 1999 Birthday Honours, for services as a cartoonist.

In 2008 he was made a life member as a Fellow of the Designers Institute of New Zealand.[3] He was described by Richard Long, former Editor of The Dominion Post, as probably the best pocket cartoonist operating in the British Commonwealth.[4]

Family Life[edit]

Peter Bromhead has been married three times, with a daughter Esme from the first marriage, Tim, Kitty, and Thomas from the second and two sons Oscar and Felix with his third wife Carolyn Bromhead. There is a 56-year gap between his children[5][6] and he is believed to be almost certainly New Zealand's oldest father.[7]


  1. ^ a b "The irreverent high-priest of Minimalism". Our Homes Today. Times Newspapers. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "David Lange: Peter Bromhead, Auckland Star, 4 March 1987". New Zealand Cartoon Archive. Alexander Turnbull Library. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "History of Life Members LDINZ". Designers Institute of New Zealand. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Art Expo 26 - 28 August 2011 hosted by Auckland Grammar School". 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cartoonist celebrates fatherhood at age 78". 30 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. He's the Kiwi cartoonist with plenty of lead in the pencil - Herald on Sunday contributor Peter Bromhead has become a father again at 78. 
  6. ^ "Mexted and partner mum on new arrival". 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Shadbolt a dad again at 65 - National - NZ Herald News". The New Zealand Herald. 17 June 2012. 

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